Rockwell Collins achieved its most significant milestone yet for the KC-390 program with the completion of a successful Critical Design Review (CDR) at the Embraer facility in São José dos Campos, Brazil in February. The announcement was made today at LAAD Defence & Security 2013.
Rockwell Collins also announced it has fully established an in-country program management and engineering team in Brazil. The team, fully dedicated to the KC-390 program, is co-located at Rockwell Collins do Brazil and Embraer facilities in São José dos Campos.
“The co-location of our KC-390 team with our customer in Brazil contributed significantly to the successful on-time completion of the CDR. We’re focused on bringing additional resources to the region to provide in-country support to the program moving forward,” said Thierry Tosi, vice president and managing director, Americas for Rockwell Collins. “We expect continued investment in employment, infrastructure and advanced technology in Brazil to support the KC-390 and other programs in years to come.”
Rockwell Collins recently increased its employment in Brazil by 35 percent, including establishing a new leadership structure, to help support current programs and to drive future growth. Part of this growth is being driven by plans to produce the state-of-the-art Pro Line Fusion displays and control panels for the KC-390 – as well as assembling, testing and repairing High Frequency (HF) radios in Brazil.
Source: Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL)
Date: Apr 10, 2013