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Dean Roberts
Market Analysis Executive – Business Aviation, Rolls-Royce North America

Dr Dean Roberts is a civil aircraft industry expert and author with thirty-six years of experience at Rolls-Royce. His career spans roles within marketing, sales, corporate development and engineering departments.

Today, his expertise is used to support the strategy development of business aviation at Rolls-Royce. He provides twenty-year forecasts for new engine programs, analytics support, and reports on the current market scene.

In 2019 Dean briefed the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy on the market for supersonic business aircraft. In 2011 he wrote the Rolls-Royce input to the International Trade Commission’s investigation into the competiveness of the business aircraft industry.

Dr Roberts had his book entitled Entering the Civil Aircraft Industry: Business realities at the Technological Frontier published in 2017. Dean is an active member of the Transport Research Board committee for Light Commercial and General Aviation. For six years he was an Adjunct at the University of Virginia where he presented a course on the global aerospace industry.