Tag: Rockwell Collins

Optomec Brings Additive Metal Technologies To Aviation Aftermarket

Reading Time: 3 minutes With a total staff of 82 people, the additive manufacturing firm Optomec is small, but it has some very big aviation customers, such as United Technologies, Boeing, Rockwell Collins and GE, which has invested in Optomec. The company is bringing some very different additive metal technologies to aviation that could be especially useful in overhaul […]

More M&A Activity Expected In 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes In the minds of many industry analysts, there’s an air of inevitability about further aftermarket acquisitions in 2018. “MRO M&A activity will continue to be quite robust and consistent with the transaction volumes over the past few years,” predicts Jonathan Berger, managing director of New York-based Alton Aviation Consultancy. An MRO-Network Twitter poll from early […]

UTC To Acquire Rockwell Collins In $30 Billion Aerospace Mega-Merger

Reading Time: 1 minute United Technologies Corp. (UTC) has reached a definitive agreement to buy Rockwell Collins for $30 billion, a mega-merger of aircraft parts and systems suppliers that will reshape the global aerospace manufacturing landscape. The $30 billion transaction value includes $23 billion in equity and Farmington, Connecticut-based UTC assuming $7 billion in Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based Rockwell’s debt. […]

The Helmet That Gives Air Force Pilots X-Ray Vision

Reading Time: 2 minutes When Major Will Andreotta began flying for the Air Force in 2006, he had to do a lot of work. He was training on the F-16, a fighter jet first deployed in 1978, and almost everything was analog. “I would tell my wingman to target something, then call over: ‘Confirm your this, because I’m seeing […]

Rockwell Collins Closes $8.3 Billion Deal for B/E Aerospace

Reading Time: 1 minute Rockwell Collins has announced an agreement to acquire aircraft interiors supplier B/E Aerospace for $6.4 billion in cash and the assumption of $1.9 billion in net debt. The transaction, which is expected to close in 2017 subject to board approvals of both companies, will blend B/E’s portfolio of galleys, lavatories and oxygen and lighting systems […]

ExecuJet Enhances Maintenance Support in the Middle East and India

Reading Time: 1 minute ExecuJet Middle East is extending maintenance capabilities at its Line Station, located at Al Maktoum International (DWC), Dubai South and at its recently established India MRO facility, located at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. ExecuJet’s Line Station at DWC is now manned 12 hours a day, seven days a week, providing full line […]

Flight Tracking Systems Undergoing Trials

Reading Time: 2 minutes Two systems designed to prevent incidents similar to the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines MH370 are undergoing trials, with one due to be rolled out imminently. A Flight Tracking seminar at the Royal Aeronautical Society in London heard from several organizations working to ensure that civil aircraft could be tracked more precisely. The Malaysia Airlines Boeing […]