[Avionics Today April 2, 2014] Rockwell Collins announced its new Joint Venture (JV) with China Electronics Technology Avionics Company, the Rockwell Collins CETC Avionics Company (RCCAC), which will develop communications and navigation products for the C919 and another aircraft programs in China.
Rockwell Collins CEO and President Kelly Ortberg and CETC Vice President and CETCA Chairman Zuo Qunsheng celebrate the grand opening of Rockwell Collins CETC Avionics Company. Photo, courtesy of Rockwell Collins.
The joint venture will be based in Chengdu, Sichuan and will add more aircraft to Rockwell Collins' previous avionics development efforts in the region, which include the ARJ21, MA60/600, Y8, Y12, K8, AC312 and AC352. Rockwell Collins CEO Kelly Ortberg said the company is continuously looking to support the "rapidly growing opportunities in the region," as China continues to advance its state-sponsored aircraft manufacturing industry.
“I firmly believe that through the unremitting efforts, RCCAC will become a world-class avionics company and play a significant role in the China trunk liner development project," said CETC Vice President and CETCA Chairman Zuo Qunsheng.