Rockwell Collins has won a contract, worth a projected $260 million over 10 years, to supply avionics and support to the Boeing 767 global tanker transport programme.

The company will be responsible for the development, production and integrated fleet support phases of the programme and will provide communications and navigation equipment.

The commercial 767 display systems will incorporate military tanker mission capabilities. Additionally, Collins Aviation Services will provide Integrated Fleet Support including repair, spares ownership and field service engineering for these avionics.


Rockwell Collins will modify some current commercial applications, including the 767-400 Large Format Display System (LFDS), and 767-200 Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) and Engine Indication and Crew Alert System (EICAS) to support the tanker requirements. The company will also provide a suite of commercial communications, navigation and sensor products including weather radar and satellite communications.

Greg Churchill, executive vice-president of Rockwell Collins Government Systems, said: "We are proud to be Boeing's strategic supplier for this important new aircraft platform. This selection by Boeing demonstrates our ability to combine our commercial, military and service capabilities to bring value-added solutions to the military marketplace."

Source: Flight Daily News