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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.

May 11, 2015

A Tale of Two 'Middle-Aged' Aircraft

Need a reason to upgrade the flight deck? Have you found yourself in one of these situations?

May 8, 2015

Maintaining optimum awareness with HGS

For nearly 28 years, I have flown and contributed to the development of Head-up Guidance (HGS™) and Head-up Display (HUD) technology. I’ve spent much of this time creating safety processes, supporting regulatory efforts, supporting flight operations and facilitating operational implementation for aircraft makers and operators.