rockwell collins inc (COL) Key Developments
Rockwell Collins to Provide Advanced Cabin Management and HD Entertainment System on Dassault's New Falcon Jet 5X, 8X
May 18 15
Rockwell Collins has been selected to provide the FalconCabin HD+ cabin management and entertainment system for Dassault's new Falcon Jet 5X and Falcon Jet 8X business aircraft. With this selection, Rockwell Collins builds upon its role as Dassault's sole cabin system supplier for its entire new aircraft fleet. Rockwell Collins' Venue-based cabin system for Falcon Jet 5X and Falcon Jet 8X will provide customization capabilities for flexibility to accommodate intuitive, easy-to-control cabin interfaces and consumer technologies that passengers desire. It will also include content programming options and the latest version of Rockwell Collins' interactive AirshowÂ® 3D Moving Map to keep passengers informed and engaged throughout their journey.
Rockwell Collins Announces New Leadership Appointments in Corporate Development and Commercial Systems
May 15 15
Rockwell Collins announced that Steve Nieuwsma has been named vice president, Corporate Strategy for the company effective immediately. In this newly created role, Nieuwsma is responsible for developing strategies to accelerate organic and inorganic growth at Rockwell Collins. He reports to Jeff MacLauchlan, senior vice president, Corporate Development. Nieuwsma has held key leadership roles throughout his career and most recently served as vice president, Commercial Systems Engineering for Rockwell Collins. Replacing Nieuwsma is Leigh Parker, who previously served as senior director, Commercial Systems Engineering Avionics Programs for Rockwell Collins. Parker has more than 17 years' engineering management experience, and has held key leadership roles in several successful programs at Rockwell Collins, including the development of air transport flight displays, situational awareness applications and Pro Line Fusion avionics. She reports to Kent Statler, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Commercial Systems.
NASA Selects Rockwell Collins Inc. to Develop Cockpit Display to Show Sonic Boom over Land
May 14 15
Rockwell Collins has been awarded a two-year contract by NASA to develop a conceptual cockpit display that will provide a visual representation of sonic boom over the Earth's surface to mitigate impact on populated areas. NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center will lead the research, working with Rockwell Collins' Advanced Technology Center. Rockwell Collins' findings will be applied in NASA's High Speed Project, which is aimed at providing the research and leadership to enable the development of a new generation of supersonic civil transport aircraft. Rockwell Collins will leverage its proven avionics display technologies and advanced human factors research team to develop the sonic boom cockpit display, incorporating a number of variables such as the aircraft's movement relative to the ground and the influence of weather on shock waves. Both ground-based and aircraft-measured weather information will be explored and integrated into the sonic boom display's software to compute best flight path.
RwandAir Selects Rockwell Collins' ARINC Common Use Passenger Processing Systems
May 11 15
RwandAir has selected Rockwell Collins' ARINC common use passenger processing systems (CUPPS) and related technologies to support the airline's strong passenger growth. Under a new, five-year contract, RwandAir will implement the company's ARINC vMUSE common use check-in platform, ARINC AirVue Flight Information Display System (FIDS) and AirDB 7, the latest generation ARINC Airport Operational Database (AODB) system.
Airbus Selects Rockwell Collins to Provide Wireless EFB Solution
May 5 15
Rockwell Collins has been selected by Airbus to provide the Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) interface and communication unit (EICU) for Airbus A320 and A330 aircraft families. The optional system for airlines, exclusively provided by Rockwell Collins, will be available and certified next year. The EICU, a lightweight, compact unit that is part of Rockwell Collins' Secure Server Router product portfolio, leverages proven technology from the onboard information management system that the company already supplies for other Airbus aircraft types. It securely connects to portable and factory-installed EFBs in the cockpit via wireless or wired connections. The system's embedded router enables the EFB to interconnect with select onboard and external networks, including the avionics, maintenance information, airline operating centers, connecting gates and the cabin. This technology finds the most cost-effective communication channel available, whether it is cellular, WiFi, SATCOM or ACARS, for connecting the EFB to external networks. The unit also features a virtual digital aircraft condition monitoring system (ACMS) recorder (VDAR) that leverages the ground cellular/WiFi connectivity to automatically download quick access recorder (QAR) files to airline ground servers.