Rockwell Collins (Stand 7036) has announced an agreement with Emteq to integrate the New Berlin, Wisconsin-based company’s line of LED interior lighting with its own Venue high-definition cabin management system.
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The Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite, long a staple in fixed-wing aircraft, has made its first rotorcraft appearance, in a Sikorsky S-61 retrofit program.
Rockwell Collins, as a member of a consortium of industry partners led by Swedish air navigation service provider Luftfartsverket (LFV), has been awarded an active roll in the Atlantic interoperability initiative to reduce emissions (Aire) project, also known as Green Connections. The consortium includes partners LFV, Swedavia, SAS Scandinavian Airlines System, GE Aviation and Rockwell Collins.
Rockwell Collins last month announced plans to acquire AR Group and its affiliated companies, which includes business aviation trip support services provider Air Routing International. Under the agreement, Rockwell Collins will acquire all of AR Group’s shares for an undisclosed amount. The transaction was expected to close late last month or early this month.
Deliveries of turbine-powered business airplanes will continue to fall through the end of next year before beginning a slow but steady recovery in 2011, according to a market forecast released on Friday by avionics maker Rockwell Collins.
Rockwell Collins said it has completed its $130 million purchase of satellite communication network designer DataPath in Duluth, Georgia. DataPath and its Swe-Dish Satellite Solutions subsidiary in Sweden will operate under the Rockwell Collins brand as part of the company’s government systems business.
China’s Xi’an Aviation Science and Technology Company (XASC) has awarded Rockwell Collins a contract to develop a simulation and training program for the Xi’an Aircraft (XAC) MA-60 and MA-600 regional turboprops. Under the terms of the agreement, Rockwell Collins will use its CORE simulation architecture to supply key components of the MA-60 full-flight simulator and the MA-600 training device.
“Everything we do at Collins we do for a strategic reason,” said Kent Statler, executive vice president, Rockwell Collins Services, speaking of the avionics major’s strengthening foray into the simulation and training market.
Rockwell Collins’s Airshow 4000 v2 moving map has had a major facelift after the avionics group brought in some of California’s top video game programmers to make sure they got it right. The new v2 is purely a software upgrade and the entirely new mapping includes some 200 3-D enhancements and makes use of satellite-source topographic data from NASA.
King Schools and Rockwell Collins signed an agreement to share online training opportunities available from the two companies.
King Schools is hosting online training for the Pro Line 21 avionics system on its Website, including programs for King Air and Hawker 800XP Pro Line 21 systems. And Rockwell Collins is hosting on its Web site King Schools’ turbine training programs.