Posted by Courtney Howard
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, 13 May 2010. Boeing's NewGen Tanker will feature the same Rockwell Collins flight deck technology that is being supplied to the 787 Dreamliner. In addition to the flight deck, Rockwell Collins has been selected by Boeing to provide Communication, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM), aircraft networks, and situational awareness capability to support the aircraft's mission.
"Rockwell Collins' ability to leverage our flight deck technology across our commercial and government businesses, along with our tanker/transport avionics expertise, will result in providing the Air Force with the most advanced technology and best value solution available," says Kelly Ortberg, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Rockwell Collins Government Systems. "Our track record of on-time, on-budget delivery has set Rockwell Collins apart as a trusted provider of avionics for our customers."
Rockwell Collins is leveraging key avionics and communications developments across the company's commercial and military businesses and applying commercial off-the-shelf technology along with an open systems approach.