Rockwell Collins establishing JV with China Electronics Technology Avionics
- To support COMAC C919 program
- JV will develop communication, navigation systems
Rockwell Collins and China Electronics Technology Avionics Co. (CETCA) have signed an agreement to establish a joint venture (JV) to develop and manufacture the communication and navigation systems for the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd. (COMAC) C919 aircraft.
“Our collaboration with CETCA, a key avionics supplier in China, is sure to deliver many positive outcomes, including deeper relationships in the region, state-of-the-art aircraft systems and a stronger foothold in the growth and development of the Chinese aviation industry,” said TC Chan, vice president and managing director, Asia Pacific, for Rockwell Collins.
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Rockwell Collins has a 30-year history of working with the Chinese aviation industry and its suppliers. The company’s equipment is installed in many airplanes manufactured in China (ARJ21, MA60/600, Y8, Y12, K8, and H425), and is on nearly every Western airliner operated by China’s airlines.
In April 2012, Rockwell Collins and China Leihua Electronic Technology Research Institute (LETRI), a subsidiary of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), announced the formation of AVIC Leihua Rockwell Collins Avionics Company to bring the latest surveillance products to the C919.
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Source : Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL)