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November 10, 2015

Tapping military skills to accelerate international growth

Rockwell Collins Director of Asia Pacific Government Systems Business Development, Doug Schoen, uses his military experience as a Naval Officer and helicopter pilot to help him in his current position every day. His technical knowledge of avionics, communications, navigation and surveillance systems, combined with strong leadership skills and the ability to perform under pressure, helps Schoen lead a team responsible for driving our company’s international revenue in the high growth AsiaPac region.

November 10, 2015

From nuclear powered ships to flight simulation, utilizing military skills to manage programs

Maria Winters, principal program manager, Simulation and Training Solutions, applies her technical engineering knowledge, leadership and planning skills learned in the Navy to perform her job at Rockwell Collins every day.

October 26, 2015

Two programs named as Aviation Week Program Excellence finalists

Our Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS) program was selected in the Sub-System Level Research and Development/System Development and Demonstration category. Our F/A-18 Displays Performance Based Logistics (PBL) program was selected in the Sub-System Sustainment category.

October 8, 2015

Hard work pays off as KC-46 makes first flight

With years of hard work under their belts, hundreds of Rockwell Collins employees assigned to the KC-46 program recently received some good news — Boeing’s newest tanker successfully made its first flight Sept. 25 near Everett, Washington.

September 22, 2015

Rockwell Collins’ advanced technologies for Degraded Visual Environments clear the air for military helicopter pilots

Just imagine that you’re a Black Hawk helicopter pilot trying to land your aircraft on rough terrain in blinding brownout or whiteout conditions. Unfortunately, this is what military helicopter pilots must do on an all-too frequent basis.

September 9, 2015

Leigh Parker featured in diversity magazine

Leigh Parker, vice president of Commercial Systems Engineering, is one of more than 150 senior women executives featured in Profiles in Diversity Journal’s 14th annual Women Worth Watching issue.

August 14, 2015

From a Tanzania refugee camp to Rockwell Collins

Kwizera Imani was 10 years old when he first set foot on a commercial airliner. Bright-eyed with excitement, yet a bit apprehensive, the Tanzania native and his family of nine were bound for a new life in America.

July 30, 2015

Inaugural STEM Day for employees’ children a hit

Kevin Laubengayer always takes advantage of any opportunity he’s given to encourage his 8-year-old daughter, Katerina, to embrace the worlds of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). On July 21, the manufacturing manager for Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was one of more than 500 people who attended the inaugural STEM Day for employees’ children at our Recreation Center in Cedar Rapids.

July 10, 2015

Bob Wood wins inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award

Bob Wood, a senior fellow and director of Head-up Guidance Systems Engineering at our facility in Wilsonville, Oregon, didn’t realize he was nominated for an Avionics Magazine Excellence in Avionics Award. But when the publication’s Global Connected Aircraft Summit in Chantilly, Virginia, concluded late last month, Wood walked away with the publication’s inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award.

May 14, 2015

The Internet of 'Aircraft' Things

As we look forward in 2015 to the next generation of aircraft with satellite-based connectivity, the hot topic is higher bandwidth as passengers demand similar levels of connectivity on board an aircraft as they have on the ground for their many devices. The existing connectivity is already rapidly changing the utility of aircraft for passengers, especially in business aviation, enabling an office-in-the-sky experience.