Rockwell Collins Sees Strong Growth in Asian Markets
(Source: Rockwell Collins; issued Feb. 21, 2006)
SINGAPORE --- The presence of Rockwell Collins' avionics in Asian air carriers has grown substantially as 17 airlines headquartered in this region have purchased the company's products over the last two years. Several more have entered into agreements for Rockwell Collins to provide service and support.

Rockwell Collins' award-winning WXR-2100 MultiScan Weather Radar has been an important element in the majority of these agreements.

"We have delivered on our promises to our customers and have built a reputation of performance and trust," said Bob Chiusano, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Rockwell Collins Commercial Systems.

Recent customers selecting Rockwell Collins avionics include All Nippon Airways, AirAsia, Air China, Batavia, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, IndiGo, JAL, Korean Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Spice Jet, Thai Airways, Jet Airways and Vietnam Airlines. "We expect to add more customers as the Asian air transport market segment continues to grow," Chiusano cited.

The WXR-2100 MultiScan Weather Radar is the first and only radar that analyzes and determines actual weather hazards, not simply atmospheric moisture content. MultiScan is a fully automatic, hands-free airborne radar system with over three years of operational experience that reduces pilot workload and enhances safety and passenger comfort by minimizing unexpected turbulence encounters, and provides optimal clutter free weather detection from the nose of the aircraft to 320 nautical miles.

Since being introduced four years ago, Rockwell Collins' MultiScan has been selected by more than 70 airlines worldwide.

Another great success was the Singapore Airlines selection of Rockwell Collins' communication package for their new B777, including the HF data radio, the newly designed VHF2100 and Satcom SAT2100.

In the area of service and support, AirAsia, Air China and IndiGo have signed maintenance agreements with Rockwell Collins in the last year. Rockwell Collins' global network of more than 80 service locations provides repair and overhaul of avionics equipment for commercial, business, corporate and military operations. Those include Rockwell Collins Singapore Service Center and Collins Aviation Maintenance Services Shanghai Ltd., a joint venture between Rockwell Collins and China Eastern Airlines. Additional logistics capabilities include on-board services, service parts, simulation & training solutions, technical information services and logistics services.

Rockwell Collins is a worldwide leader in the design, production, and support of communication and aviation electronics for commercial and government customers. The company’s 17,000 employees in 27 countries deliver industry-leading communication, navigation, surveillance, display, flight control, inflight entertainment, information management, and maintenance, training and simulation solutions.


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