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April 9, 2018

Helping Emirates make a quantum leap for the supreme traveler

Multiple fare classes have been available to passengers on commercial flights since the 1970s. Catering to the needs and wants of various travelers has spurred continual innovation as airlines work to make their offerings most appealing to the marketplace.

April 3, 2018

Rockwell Collins a finalist in four categories for the 2018 Crystal Cabin Awards

The Crystal Cabin Award recognizes excellence in aircraft interior innovation—the only international award of its kind.

March 28, 2018

Engineer of the Year winner leads marquee program on the Airbus A320

Frédéric Trincal never gets bored working on the Flight Operations and Maintenance Exchanger (FOMAX) program. It’s easy to see why.

March 22, 2018

There’s nothing ‘standard’ about our appreciation for StandardAero

When saying “thank you” doesn’t seem like enough, how else can you show your appreciation? By serving lunch to 200 people, of course! On March 14, Rockwell Collins sponsored a barbecue-themed appreciation lunch for the employees of StandardAero service center in Springfield, Illinois, in recognition of their outstanding sales record for Rockwell Collins’ VenueTM cabin management system.

March 21, 2018

Engineer of the Year honoree sets a new standard in secure communications

Engineer of the Year honoree Adriane Van Auken sets a new standard in secure communications

March 15, 2018

Engineer of the Year recipient creates next-generation receiver from scratch

Engineer of the Year recipient Angelo Joseph creates next-generation receiver from scratch.

February 27, 2018

U.S. Coast Guard helicopters to see boost in rescue capabilities with avionics upgrade from Rockwell Collins

Hovering a four-ton helicopter a mere 50 feet above water at night, with intense swells and wind, could be considered a dangerous job. Combine that with watching and anticipating any number of issues that could arise as crew members drop below to perform a difficult rescue. In that kind of scenario, pilots put a great deal of trust in their aircraft and equipment to do its job when there’s no room for mistakes.

February 20, 2018

Extreme weather is no issue when it comes to flight tests

On a frigid -22 degrees Fahrenheit (-29 degrees Celsius) day last month in snowy Fairbanks, Alaska, two Rockwell Collins figures dressed head to toe in bulky winter gear made their way across a tarmac for just “another day at the office.

February 1, 2018

HGS gives Shandong Airlines a lift in heavy fog

Travel delays due to fog are not an uncommon occurrence in China. Weather is always volatile there given the size and number of micro-climates, often causing transportation delays across the board. What IS unusual, though, is an airline being able to take off and land aircraft when bullet trains, airports and other public transportation are unable to operate due to intense fog. What could make such a difference? In this case, a very special technology from Rockwell Collins called a Head-Up Guidance System (HGS) which displays critical flight information in the pilot’s forward field-of-view, eliminating the need for the pilot to transition to the head-down instruments.

November 6, 2017

Innovative new training tools increase soldier safety

Rockwell Collins worked closely with the U.S. Army to develop an alternative to training on the real Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles in Iraq and Afghanistan. The simulation and training solution enables the MRAPs to stay in the field, increases the mechanics’ safety and decreases expenses.