PARIS, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Cedar Rapids-based Rockwell Collins has
been recognized by airplane manufacturer Airbus as a top-10 supplier in the
company's annual rankings. Airbus recognized its top ten systems suppliers
during ceremonies at the Paris Air Show today. Rockwell Collins Avionics was
one of four U.S.-based companies recognized by airlines for their product
quality and support.
The company, which has more than 15,000 employees worldwide, was
recognized by customers for its support of its radio and navigation systems,
control panels and Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance (TCAS) systems on
many of Airbus' aircraft, including the A300, A310, A318, A319, A320, A321,
A330 and the A340. The company will also produce the communication and
navigation systems for the A380, the flagship of the 21st century.
Kelly Ortberg, vice president and general manager of Air Transport Systems
for Rockwell Collins Commercial Systems, accepted the award in Paris.
"We are honored to be recognized as a top ten Airbus supplier," said
Ortberg. "This award reflects the dedication of our employees to providing
proven communication, navigation and surveillance solutions."
Airbus analyzes customer feedback and supplier performance reports to
develop the annual ranking. Supplier performance is measured by Airbus and its
customer airlines, and results are defined by product and service performance,
as well as cost management. This year, 40 suppliers were rated, and more than
80 airlines worldwide participated in the survey.
"Rockwell Collins Air Transport Systems continuously invests in programs
that consistently enhance customer service levels by offering creative
solutions that address customer needs," said Allan McArtor, Chairman-Airbus
North America. "Airbus operators benefit from Rockwell Collins' proactive
support attitude and ongoing commitment to superior customer service. This
rating shows that Rockwell's programs are recognized and appreciated, and more
importantly, utilized by Airbus operators worldwide."
Each new Airbus order means new business for American companies. In 2004
alone, Airbus spent nearly $7 billion with suppliers in more than 40 U.S.
states. Using a U.S. Department of Commerce model, that dollar amount
translates into Airbus support of more than 140,000 American jobs.
A leading aircraft manufacturer with the most modern and comprehensive
product line on the market, Airbus is a global company with design and
manufacturing facilities in France, Germany, the UK, and Spain as well as
subsidiaries in the U.S., China and Japan. Airbus is an EADS joint company
with BAE Systems.
For more press releases, as well as extensive information on Airbus and
its aircraft go to http://www.airbus.com