Rockwell Collins’ shareowners vote strongly in favor of B/E Aerospace acquisition

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (March 9, 2017) – Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL) announced that today its shareowners strongly approved the issuance of Rockwell Collins common stock needed to complete its acquisition of B/E Aerospace (NASDAQ: BEAV). “Our shareowners demonstrated clear and overwhelming support with more than 90 percent of the votes cast at our special meeting voting in support of our acquisition of B/E Aerospace,” said Kelly Ortberg, Rockwell Collins’ chairman, president and CEO. “We see tremendous prospects for our combined company, and look forward to bringing new capabilities to our customers and new strategies to accelerate growth with this […]

Rockwell Collins’ technology for the KC-46A one step closer to entering service

U.S. Air Force awards Boeing third low-rate initial production contract for 15 KC-46A tanker aircraft Rockwell Collins provides flight displays, communications, networking, remote vision for refueling and other systems Plans for 179 tankers to be built for Air Force—first deliveries expected later this year CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (March 8, 2017) – Just over a year after Rockwell Collins’ Remote Vision System (RVS) aided in the Boeing KC-46A tanker’s successful first refueling test flight, the U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing its third low-rate initial production aircraft lot. The order includes 15 KC-46A aircraft as part of an overall plan to […]

Rockwell Collins to highlight technologies that streamline the passenger experience at PTE 2017

Cloud-based, biometrics and airport automation solutions driving change AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (March 7, 2017) – At Passenger Terminal Expo (PTE) 2017, Rockwell Collins will be showcasing its growing portfolio of end-to-end solutions for airports worldwide that will transform the passenger experience. “As airports, airlines and passengers look for ways to improve and streamline the travel experience, PTE provides us with the perfect opportunity to introduce innovative new product offerings aimed at helping achieve those goals,” said Christopher Forrest, vice president of Airport Systems for Rockwell Collins. “We’ve been building momentum at airports throughout the world and we look forward to demonstrating […]

Rockwell Collins names nine Supplier of the Year Award winners for 2017

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (March 2, 2017) – Rockwell Collins has named nine companies as Supplier of the Year for 2017. With a supply base of more than 2,500 direct and indirect suppliers, it’s an exceptional honor to be distinguished as one of the company’s top-performing suppliers for a given year. “Announcing our top suppliers each year is always an exciting event,” said Wayne Flory, vice president of Material & Supply for Rockwell Collins. “It highlights that our suppliers share the same goals and values as Rockwell Collins and that they are truly an extension of our business when it comes […]

Rockwell Collins first company to achieve CAAP accreditation for supply chain management involving counterfeit risks

Accreditation recognizes procedures to prevent and detect counterfeit electrical, electronic and electromechanical parts within supply chain Accreditation earned following extensive audit process by experts across the industry CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Mar. 2, 2017) – Rockwell Collins has become the first company in the world to achieve Counterfeit Avoidance Accreditation Program (CAAP) accreditation for its supply chain management procedures. Accreditation was earned following successful completion of an audit process based on the stringent AC7401 CAAP Audit Criteria for accreditation to the industry standard (AS5553) for avoidance, detection, mitigation and disposition of counterfeit electrical, electronic and electromechanical (EEE) parts that might make […]

Rockwell Collins selected by Thales to upgrade Hawkei Protected Mobility Vehicle-Light system

GEELONG, Australia (Mar. 2, 2017) – Rockwell Collins will serve as a subcontractor to Thales Australia to integrate the Digital Terminal Control System (DTCS) into the Integral Computing System (ICS) of the Hawkei Protected Mobility Vehicle-Light system. The DTCS enables joint terminal attack controllers and joint fires observers to seamlessly integrate with airborne assets, artillery and naval platforms. It is a flexible, wearable solution for ground targeting, air support and call-for-fire missions with the capability to be integrated on tanks and combat vehicles. Vehicle integrations enable the soldier to leverage more capable sensors and communication systems that are organic to […]

Royal Australian Air Force and Rockwell Collins demonstrate wideband high frequency capability at Avalon 2017

First WBHF data transfer to RAAF C-17A Viable solution for RAAF’s Plan Jericho Add-on option for legacy high frequency systems GEELONG, Australia (Feb. 28, 2017) – For the first time, Rockwell Collins and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) demonstrated the successful transmission of wideband high frequency (WBHF) communications from a ground station to a RAAF C-17A Globemaster III aircraft, during Avalon 2017. Under Plan Jericho, Rockwell Collins collaborated with the RAAF’s 36 Squadron and the Plan Jericho team to initiate and complete the complex data transfer. As part of the demonstration, the ground station team located in Geelong, Australia, […]

Coalescence™ mixed reality system makes international debut at Avalon 2017

First-of-its-kind for defense training Leverages commercial technology to provide flexibility at a low price point Integrates into LVC-enabled training solution  GEELONG, Australia (Feb. 28, 2017) – At Avalon 2017, Rockwell Collins is introducing its Coalescence™ mixed reality system to the international defense community for the first time. Available for demonstration during the show, Coalescence encapsulates the user in a virtual and augmented environment for air, land or sea missions. Coalescence merges the trainee’s real world view with a synthetic environment providing a seamlessly enhanced, mixed reality, a first in the defense training industry. This mixed reality provides trainees with immersive […]

Tancredo Neves International Airport implements Rockwell Collins’ ARINC airport solutions

ANNAPOLIS, MD. (Feb. 22, 2017) – Passengers using one of Brazil’s largest airports, Tancredo Neves International (CNF), will now have an improved travel experience. BH AIRPORT, the company that manages CNF, is implementing Rockwell Collins’ ARINC vMUSE™ common use passenger processing solution (CUPPS) to improve airport processes and optimize costs while expediting the check-in process for passengers. ARINC vMUSE™ provides a more efficient and cost-effective check-in solution for travelers by providing airlines with operational flexibility while making the best use of an airport’s existing infrastructure. BH AIRPORT is also implementing the company’s ARINC SelfServ™ common use self-service kiosks to enhance passenger […]

Rockwell Collins to introduce Coalescence™ mixed reality training system at Avalon 2017

GEELONG, Australia (Feb. 21, 2017) – For the first time in the international defense community, Rockwell Collins will introduce Coalescence™, a mixed reality training system for air, land and maritime domains at Avalon 2017. Also at the show, Rockwell Collins will: Host a Live, Virtual and Constructive (LVC) demonstration connecting its booth in Geelong, Australia, with the company’s headquarters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Demonstrate wideband high frequency capability from a ground station to a C-17A aircraft, in coordination with the Royal Australian Air Force. Announce its contract with Thales Australia to integrate the Digital Terminal Control System into the Integral […]