At A Glance
Since its founding as Collins Radio in 1933, Rockwell Collins and its products have been recognized for distinctive quality and state-of-the-art technology. Collins Radio Company, founded by Arthur Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, initially designed and produced short wave radio equipment. The company steadily grew, and captured the world's attention when Collins supplied the equipment to establish a communications link with the South Pole expedition of Rear Admiral Richard Byrd in 1933.
Rockwell Collins is a pioneer in the design, production and support of innovative solutions for our customers in aerospace and defense. Our expertise in flight-deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, information management and simulation and training is strengthened by our global service and support network spanning 27 countries. Working together, our global team of nearly 20,000 employees shares a vision to create the most trusted source of communication and aviation electronics solutions.
Rockwell Collins-brand aircraft electronics are installed in the cockpits of nearly every airline in the world and its airborne and ground-based communication systems transmit nearly 70 percent of all U.S. and allied military airborne communication. The acquisitions of several companies, including Hughes-Avicom's in-flight entertainment business, Intertrade Ltd., Flight Dynamics, K Systems, Inc. (Kaiser companies), Communication Solutions, Inc., Airshow, Inc., NLX, Evans & Sutherland, SEOS, Athena Technologies, DataPath and Air Routing International provides opportunities to expand relationships with customers and supply advanced avionics solutions.