Rockwell Collins has won communications, data network and landing system avionics packages for the Airbus A350, adding to the company's previous win for the widebody's trimmable horizontal stabiliser actuator. The company will produce and integrate a "communications global work package" that consolidates what had previously been five separate communications packages on early-generation aircraft into a single package. For the avionics data network, Collins will deliver a full duplex switched Ethernet (AFDX) network, the same system flying on the A380 and A400M. AFDX connects various aircraft systems together, including the displays and integrated modular avionics-based applications.
Source: Flight International