Rockwell Collins Completes Acquisition of Flight Dynamics

Apr 01, 1999, 00:00 ET from Rockwell Collins

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Rockwell Collins, a business
 of Rockwell (NYSE:   ROK), has completed the 100 percent acquisition of Flight
 Dynamics, the market leader in Head-Up Guidance Systems for aircraft
 operations.
     Flight Dynamics brings important technology to Rockwell Collins
 businesses.  The acquisition expands Rockwell Collins' aviation electronics
 content across multiple platforms and increases the company's strong market
 position.
     Flight Dynamics' patented Head-Up Guidance System (HGS(R)) technology is
 unique in providing manually flown Cat IIIa operations.  The HGS system
 increases situational awareness and enhances safety by enabling pilots to fly
 head-up and to complete precise, stable approaches and landings, even in low
 visibility and marginal weather conditions.
     The HGS incorporates critical data from aircraft sensors and translates it
 into easy-to-read symbology.  Information needed to fly the aircraft is
 projected through a holographic display mounted in the pilot's direct field of
 view.  By looking through the display, pilots see and evaluate flight data as
 well as true inertial flight path and flight path acceleration, overlaid on a
 real-world view outside the windscreen.  In addition, the HGS provides cues to
 guide pilots through precision takeoff, climb, descent, landing and rollout
 maneuvers in good and bad weather.
     HGS is certificated and operating on more than 500 business, regional,
 airline and military aircraft.  The company has additional orders for more
 than 1,000 systems.
     "With Flight Dynamics' undisputed leadership and Rockwell Collins' proven
 innovation and design experience, the companies are an excellent match," said
 John Desmond, Flight Dynamics president.  "As we develop new technologies for
 Head-Up Guidance System capabilities, Flight Dynamics and Rockwell Collins
 will leverage expertise, resources and support to remain strong throughout the
 industry."
     Flight Dynamics, based in Portland, Ore., was formerly operated as a joint
 venture of Rockwell Collins and Kaiser Aerospace & Electronics Corporation,
 Foster City, Calif.
     Rockwell Collins, with headquarters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, designs,
 produces, markets and supports communication and aviation electronics for
 commercial, military and government customers.  The business employs
 approximately 14,000 people worldwide.
     Rockwell is a $7 billion electronic controls and communications company
 with global leadership positions in industrial automation, avionics and
 communications, and electronic commerce.  The company employs about 40,000
 people at more than 450 locations serving customers in more than 80 countries.
 
 

SOURCE Rockwell Collins
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Rockwell Collins, a business
 of Rockwell (NYSE:   ROK), has completed the 100 percent acquisition of Flight
 Dynamics, the market leader in Head-Up Guidance Systems for aircraft
 operations.
     Flight Dynamics brings important technology to Rockwell Collins
 businesses.  The acquisition expands Rockwell Collins' aviation electronics
 content across multiple platforms and increases the company's strong market
 position.
     Flight Dynamics' patented Head-Up Guidance System (HGS(R)) technology is
 unique in providing manually flown Cat IIIa operations.  The HGS system
 increases situational awareness and enhances safety by enabling pilots to fly
 head-up and to complete precise, stable approaches and landings, even in low
 visibility and marginal weather conditions.
     The HGS incorporates critical data from aircraft sensors and translates it
 into easy-to-read symbology.  Information needed to fly the aircraft is
 projected through a holographic display mounted in the pilot's direct field of
 view.  By looking through the display, pilots see and evaluate flight data as
 well as true inertial flight path and flight path acceleration, overlaid on a
 real-world view outside the windscreen.  In addition, the HGS provides cues to
 guide pilots through precision takeoff, climb, descent, landing and rollout
 maneuvers in good and bad weather.
     HGS is certificated and operating on more than 500 business, regional,
 airline and military aircraft.  The company has additional orders for more
 than 1,000 systems.
     "With Flight Dynamics' undisputed leadership and Rockwell Collins' proven
 innovation and design experience, the companies are an excellent match," said
 John Desmond, Flight Dynamics president.  "As we develop new technologies for
 Head-Up Guidance System capabilities, Flight Dynamics and Rockwell Collins
 will leverage expertise, resources and support to remain strong throughout the
 industry."
     Flight Dynamics, based in Portland, Ore., was formerly operated as a joint
 venture of Rockwell Collins and Kaiser Aerospace & Electronics Corporation,
 Foster City, Calif.
     Rockwell Collins, with headquarters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, designs,
 produces, markets and supports communication and aviation electronics for
 commercial, military and government customers.  The business employs
 approximately 14,000 people worldwide.
     Rockwell is a $7 billion electronic controls and communications company
 with global leadership positions in industrial automation, avionics and
 communications, and electronic commerce.  The company employs about 40,000
 people at more than 450 locations serving customers in more than 80 countries.
 
 SOURCE  Rockwell Collins

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