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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.

October 10, 2017

ARINCDirectSM flight planning + SmartNOTAM = just the information you need, when you need it

Rockwell Collins collaborates with Skyguide to improve bizav safety and efficiency

October 5, 2017

Upgrade certification for Pro Line Fusion® integrated avionics on track for Bombardier Challenger 604

As Captain Nathan Marker, chief test pilot for Nextant Aerospace, readied an upgraded Bombardier Challenger 604 cockpit for its first flight on Sept. 11, the simple and subtle sound of the Pro Line Fusion® integrated avionics system starting up could be heard. After pre-flight checks were complete, the aircraft took off and became the third platform to join the Pro Line Fusion aftermarket upgrade family in the skies.

August 31, 2017

Rockwell Collins to provide assistance to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey

More than 200 of Rockwell Collins’ employees are based in Houston, Texas — the site of catastrophic flooding following the landfall of Hurricane Harvey this past weekend.

August 18, 2017

Rockwell Collins and NASA team up for a faster future

Research into achieving faster flight speeds dates all the way back to the work of Isaac Newton, who discovered the earliest speed of sound calculations. However, it was not until 1947 that veteran pilot Chuck Yeager flew at an altitude of 45,000 feet at a speed of Mach 1, which is faster than the speed of sound, in an experimental aircraft called the Bell X-1.

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