Rockwell Collins, AVIC Subsidiary Form JV in China

By Tish Drake | April 2, 2012
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Rockwell Collins and China Leihua Electronic Technology Research Institute (LETRI), a subsidiary of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), are establishing a joint venture company -- AVIC Leihua Rockwell Collins Avionics Company -- focusing on bringing surveillance products to the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd. (COMAC) C919 aircraft.

“While this is our first joint venture with AVIC, it demonstrates a deepening and broadening of our trusted and collaborative relationship, which spans nearly three decades,” said Kent Statler, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Commercial Systems for Rockwell Collins. “The signing ceremony signifies an important next step in fully establishing this entity.”

Once the agreement conditions have been satisfied and approval by the Peoples Republic of China examination and approval authorities is obtained, AVIC Leihua Rockwell Collins Avionics Company will develop, manufacture and deliver integrated surveillance system products for the C919 program in China. 

In addition to providing the integrated surveillance system for the C919, Rockwell Collins is also providing communication, navigation, cabin management and inflight entertainment systems for the family of single-aisle aircraft. Additionally, Rockwell Collins and Xian Aviation Science and Technology Company (XASC), an AVIC subsidiary, recently delivered the C919 Engineering Simulator.

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