Rockwell Collins Delivers Its 20,000th Air Transport Weather Radar

  Rockwell Collins Delivers Its 20,000th Air Transport Weather Radar

Company's latest airborne radar leverages more than 50 years of extensive
research and development for enhanced safety and greater flight efficiency

Business Wire

CHICAGO -- April 08, 2013

Rockwell Collins achieved a significant milestone by delivering its 20,000^th
air transport weather radar system, which leverages more than 50 years of
extensive research and development for enhanced safety and greater flight
efficiency. United Airlines took delivery of the radar − Rockwell Collins’
award-winning and market-leading MultiScan™ Threat Detection System − on a new
Next-Generation Boeing 737.

Pictured, from left to right: Rockwell Collins and United Airlines personnel
pictured: Craig Elliott ...

Pictured, from left to right: Rockwell Collins and United Airlines personnel
pictured: Craig Elliott, Steve Ungs, Roy Robertson, Capt. Joe Burns, Mike
Sundquist, Dan O'Donnell, Craig Peterson, Joe Scaminaci, Michael Green and
David Jimenez. (Photo: Rockwell Collins)

Rockwell Collins also announced today that United Airlines has selected
MultiScan for 73 Next-Generation Boeing 737 aircraft. The selection includes
Rockwell Collins’ full suite of communication, navigation and surveillance
avionics. Deliveries will begin later this year.

The two companies recently marked today’s announcements during a ceremony at
United’s Chicago O’Hare hub.

“I salute all those at Rockwell Collins that contributed to the development
and implementation of our radar systems through the years to make sky travel
safer and more efficient,” said Jeff Standerski, vice president and general
manager, Air Transport Systems for Rockwell Collins. “MultiScan’s highly
researched technology is built upon our heritage of innovation in weather
threat detection, analysis and alerting, which helps airlines like United keep
passengers safe and comfortable while also reducing operational costs.”

“United Airlines has a long history of embracing aircraft technology and was
the first airline to use airborne weather radar in the flight deck,” said Dan
O’Donnell, United’s director of flight technology. Capt. Joe Burns, United’s
managing director of technology and flight test added, “Airborne weather radar
allows us to make informed tactical decisions while maximizing constrained
airspace.”

Rockwell Collins’ MultiScan Threat Detection System is a fully automatic
airborne weather radar system that combines the latest weather science with
advanced engineering concepts to identify and analyze thunderstorm cells, and
display the actual weather threat. The end result is fewer flight diversions,
which leads to lower fuel burn, and greater passenger comfort due to
minimizing unexpected turbulent encounters.

All new Boeing 787 Dreamliners, Boeing 747-800s and Boeing Business Jets
delivered today come standard equipped with Rockwell Collins’ MultiScan. The
advanced radar system is also a selectable feature for other air transport
aircraft, including Airbus A320s, A330s and A340s, and Boeing 777s and
Next-Generation 737s.

To learn more about Rockwell Collins’ MultiScan Threat Detection System, click
here.

About Rockwell Collins
Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a pioneer in the development and deployment of
innovative communication and aviation electronic solutions for both commercial
and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin
electronics, mission communications, information management, and simulation
and training is delivered by 19,000 employees, and a global service and
support network that crosses 27 countries. To find out more, please visit
www.rockwellcollins.com.

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