Iowa

September 25, 2012 - 3:15pm

Rockwell Collins appointed Robert “Kelly” Ortberg as the company’s president yesterday. He joins Clayton Jones, who continues as chairman and CEO, in the newly formed Office of the Chief Executive. The appointment is effective immediately. As president, Ortberg will be primarily responsible for the operational management of the company, including oversight of its commercial and government businesses and supporting functions.

May 21, 2012 - 4:40pm
McDonnell-Douglas DC-10

Denny Fitch, famous for his role in helping fly a crippled United Airlines DC-10 and saving the lives of 185 persons aboard, died last week in St. Charles, Ill., at the age of 69.

May 15, 2012 - 7:55pm
Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins now offers its Airshow 3-D moving map for viewing on an iPad, allowing business jet passengers to follow their flight in the palm of their hands. The company claims it is the first interactive moving map available for iPad use in an aircraft.

February 15, 2012 - 12:20am

TC Chan is heading up Rockwell Collins’s efforts in the Asia Pacific region, which include China, India and the South Pacific. Airline, military and business aviation all offer growing opportunities for the U.S-headquartered avionics manufacturer. And Chan explained how Rockwell Collins views these opportunities in this interview at the Singapore Airshow.

September 2, 2011 - 11:58am
The White House needs to continue to hear general aviation's message. (Photo

When President Obama was in his business aviation-bashing mode earlier this year, the general aviation industry countered with a rally in Wichita that attracted more than 2,000 GA workers. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood was there, and he lauded the importance of general aviation manufacturers to the state of Kansas and the U.S. industrial base as a whole.

August 25, 2011 - 9:25am

General Aviation Manufacturers Association president Pete Bunce decried President Obama’s “negative rhetoric” about the GA industry during a rally last month in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

March 31, 2010 - 6:12am

Moline, Ill.-based Elliott Aviation has signed a service center agreement with
Jet Support Services (JSSI) to provide scheduled and unscheduled maintenance services, paint and interior refurbishment services, and to supply spare parts to JSSI clients enrolled in the company’s hourly cost maintenance program.

March 17, 2010 - 11:15am

Moline, Ill.-based Elliott Aviation has signed a service center agreement with Jet Support Services (JSSI) to provide scheduled and unscheduled maintenance services, paint and interior refurbishment services and to supply spare parts to JSSI clients enrolled in the company’s hourly-cost maintenance program.

July 30, 2008 - 9:59am

In response to historic flooding in the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City area in June, Rockwell Collins made a $2 million contribution to aid local flood relief efforts. The funds will be used to support the immediate needs of flood victims, as well as ongoing clean-up and restoration activities. The company has also established the Rockwell Collins Flood Recovery Fund to enable employees, retirees and suppliers to donate to flood relief efforts.

January 24, 2007 - 8:51am

Embraer has named Elliott Aviation an authorized service center for the Phenom 100 and 300. The agreement includes routine inspections, scheduled and unscheduled airframe, engine, avionics and other systems maintenance and repairs. The company has facilities in Moline, Ill.; Des Moines, Iowa; Minneapolis; and Omaha, Neb.

 
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