Rockwell Collins has entered into an agreement to buy Airshow from Acterna in a $160 million deal. The purchase is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of Rockwell's fiscal 2002, subject to regulatory approvals. Airshow, best known for its moving map flight display systems for the passenger cabin, achieved revenues of $65 million in its last financial year from its moving map, business aircraft cabin electronics systems, passenger entertainment and support systems. The purchase is part of Rockwell's move from a cockpit avionics supplier to provide "integrated solutions that bridge the flightdeck and cabin".

Source: Flight International