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About Rockwell Collins, Inc.

Rockwell Collins, now doing business as Collins Aerospace Systems, makes aviation electronics and communication equipment for business, commercial, and military aircraft. The company also provides flight simulation and training, MRO services, and navigation and surveillance systems. Its commercial systems include avionics and in-flight entertainment systems for commercial aircraft and offers flight planning and cabin connectivity for business aviation through its ARINCDirect flight support services. Collins also offers information management and network services such as command and control, cybersecurity, and disaster communications (UrgentLink) for commercial airlines, airports, the FAA, and railroad operators. Rockwell Collins is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation and combined with UTC Aerospace business segment to form a new business segment, Collins Aerospace Systems.


The company's product portfolio includes electric power generation, power management and distribution systems, air data and aircraft sensing systems, engine control systems, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems, engine components, environmental control systems, fire and ice detection and protection systems, and many more.

Geographic Reach

The company's headquarters is located in Cedar Rapids, IA. Collins Aerospace operates various manufacturing and engineering facilities, sales offices, warehouses, and service locations throughout the US and around the world. The company makes about 55% of its sales outside the US.

Sales and Marketing

Collins Aerospace Systems' largest customers are Boeing and Airbus with a combined 30% in 2018.

The US government accounts for almost 20% of sales. Customers include the Department of Defense, US Coast Guard, civil agencies, defense contractors, foreign ministries, commercial air support manufacturers, and airlines.


It requires scale and scope to bring innovation to the biggest challenges in aerospace and defense. At Collins Aerospace, the company's engineering workforce of more than 16,000 includes some of the world's brightest minds working on high-integrity solutions across commercial, business and defense spheres. Some of this work is shared through senior executive commentaries, subject-matter expert articles, InsightsTV interviews, thought- provoking presentations and scholarly engineering papers on some of the most complex problems in aerospace and defense and some of its most thrilling successes.

The company's insights includes: airports & airspace tomorrow; big data & secure networks; blended live & synthetic training; commercial innovation for military use; connected aircraft; cybersecurity & commercial aircraft; reimagining the passenger experience; and engineering papers, peer-reviewed papers & conference proceedings.

Company Background

Collins Radio Company, founded by Arthur Collins in Cedar Rapids, IA in 1933, initially designed and produced short wave radio equipment. When the company experienced financial difficulties in 1973, Rockwell International, a diversified high-tech company, acquired Collins Radio Company forming Rockwell Collins. The company was later acquired by aerospace conglomerate United Technologies Corporation (UTC) in 2018 becoming the UTC subsidiary, Collins Aerospace Systems.

Rockwell Collins, Inc.

400 Collins Rd Ne
Cedar Rapids, IA 52498-0505
Phone: 1 (319) 295-1000

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Publicly Owned
SVP and CFO: Patrick E. Allen
SVP, Operations: Bruce M. King
Chairman, President, and CEO: Robert` K. Ortberg
Employees (This Location): 264
Employees (All Locations): 70,000

Major Office Locations

Cedar Rapids, IA

Other Locations

Foley, AL
Huntsville, AL
Chandler, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Anaheim, CA
Burlingame, CA
Calexico, CA
Carlsbad, CA
Corona, CA
Hawthorne, CA
Irvine, CA
Livermore, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Marina Del Rey, CA
Westminster, CA
Stratford, CT
Crestview, FL
Doral, FL
Hurlburt Field, FL
Longwood, FL
Melbourne, FL
Miami, FL
Miramar, FL
Niceville, FL
Orlando, FL
Atlanta, GA
Duluth, GA
Hampton, GA
Savannah, GA
Cedar Rapids, IA
Coralville, IA
Decorah, IA
Manchester, IA
Des Plaines, IL
Hanover Park, IL
O Fallon, IL
Independence, KS
Lenexa, KS
Shawnee Mission, KS
Wichita, KS
Barksdale Afb, LA
Lexington, MA
Rockport, MA
Annapolis, MD
Cockeysville, MD
Columbia, MD
Millersville, MD
Livonia, MI
Bay Saint Louis, MS
High Point, NC
Morrisville, NC
Winston Salem, NC
Minot, ND
Hampton, NH
Paramus, NJ
Albuquerque, NM
Bohemia, NY
Elmont, NY
Medford, NY
New York, NY
Oklahoma City, OK
Tulsa, OK
Wilsonville, OR
Kennett Square, PA
Middletown, PA
Mountainhome, PA
Washington Crossing, PA
Clarksville, TN
Memphis, TN
Abilene, TX
Addison, TX
Carrollton, TX
Dallas, TX
Euless, TX
Grand Prairie, TX
Houston, TX
Pleasanton, TX
Richardson, TX
Waco, TX
Salt Lake City, UT
Arlington, VA
Charlottesville, VA
Sterling, VA
Bothell, WA
Everett, WA
Federal Way, WA
Tumwater, WA
New Berlin, WI
Fenwick, WV
Beijing, China
Tokoname, Japan
Dorval, Canada
Richmond, Canada
Blagnac, France
Saint Maximin, France
Thiais, France
Tremblay En France, France
Moscow, Russia
Taipei City, Taiwan
Bruxelles, Belgium
Ciudad De Buenos Aires, Argentina
Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Singapore, Singapore