Thursday, October 25, 2012
Rockwell Collins in COMAC Joint Venture
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.
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.