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Brooke Sutherland

A Rockwell Collins Deal Keeps Looking Smarter

Boeing's dive into avionics highlights the value of diversification.
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Rockwell Collins Inc. shareholders just got another reason to like the company's takeover of B/E Aerospace. 

Shares of the $18 billion avionics company flirted with their worst decline since the financial crisis on Monday, after Bloomberg News reported Boeing Co. was seeking to develop competing navigation systems and flight controls for its jets. Boeing isn't Rockwell Collins's only customer, but it's a big one.