‘Rockwell Collins to shutter in Miami’; 60 Florida jobs will be lost, repair work going to Mexico October 14, 2008Posted by John in Business.
Tags: aviation, avionics, Cedar Rapids (Iowa), international business, Mexico, Miami (Florida), Rockwell Collins
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Aerospace company Rockwell Collins will be shutting down its Miami service center and letting go 60 employees who work on in-flight entertainment equipment. …
The employees will be laid off between Dec. 12 and Feb. 20, 2009. …
[Spokesman Dave] Gosch said there are no further layoffs planned.
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Tags: 1933, Amateur Radio, American Radio Relay League, Arthur Collins, Collins Radio, Ham Radio, Rockwell Collins, September 22
From ARRL News:
Seventy-five years ago a small radio communications company, operating from the owner’s basement, officially incorporated in the state of Delaware. From these humble beginnings arose one of the nation’s foremost communications and avionics companies — The Collins Radio Company. Arthur Collins, W0CXX, started building high quality Amateur Radio equipment that from the very beginning was to make the Collins brand legendary among ham radio operators worldwide. The Collins Radio Company was incorporated with $29,000 in capital and eight employees during the depth of the Great Depression. …
Read more biographical information about Arthur Collins reprinted from “The First 50 Years … A History of Collins Radio Company,” by Ken C. Braband. The exact anniversary date is Sept. 22.
On September 22, 1933, with eight employees and $29,000 in capital, Collins Radio Company became a corporation under the laws of the State of Delaware. …
WSJ: ‘Chinese Jetmaker Gets Western Help’ (incl. Rockwell Collins); Clay Jones quoted September 3, 2008Posted by John in Business, International.
Tags: aerospace industry, ARJ21, Cedar Rapids (Iowa), China, Chinese aircraft, Clay Jones, Clayton Jones, Rockwell Collins
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From Wall Street Journal:
Their participation could help China do in aerospace what it has done in industries ranging from toys to cars: move from a basic fabricator to a global competitor.
“We understand that they may well want to develop an indigenous industry, but we want to stay a part of it as long as we can,” says Clayton Jones, chief executive of Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, which provides radios, navigation equipment and other avionics systems for the ARJ21. “If I don’t move in there, somebody else will,” he says. …
U.S. Courts: Former Rockwell Collins engineer claims terminated over diversity training participation and religious objections to homosexuality May 15, 2008Posted by John in Courts, Jobs, Religion.
Tags: Human resources, Lake City (Iowa), lawsuits, Robins (Iowa), Rockwell Collins, Rutherford Institute, Thomas Meeker, William Kurth
Systems Engineer Thomas O. Meeker, of Robins, and William D. Kurth, Lake City, Iowa, participating attorney for the Rutherford Institute, file a lawsuit claiming religious discrimination in employment; $300,000 requested.
Andrew Mlynarczyk [of Rockwell Collins Human Resources] told Meeker that Meeker’s e-mail messages were disrespectful and that Meeker had acted outside of the Defendant’s Standards of Business Conduct. Meeker again expressed his disagreement with Defendant’s diversity training and his belief that the training was promoting the homosexual lifestyle by insisting that employees accept, celebrate and embrace homosexuality. …
[Stephen L.] Brandt stated that the concerns of the Defendant’s management involved Meeker’s June 7 e-mail and Meeker’s objections to participating in diversity training. …
Meeker informed those at the meeting that his June 7 e-mail was not the most respectful way to convey his views and gave his assurance that he would not write any similar messages in the future. …
[According to court document, this excerpt is from a July 6, 2007 certified letter from Brandt to Meeker.]
Based on your recent e-mails and other communications, we believe that you are unwilling to treat gay or lesbian co-workers with respect in the workplace. … you have informed us that you refuse to participate in our diversity training program, even though this training is required for all employees. We believe your unwillingness to commit to treat your co-workers with respect, coupled with your refusal to participate in such training, impedes your ability to perform your job in a manner consistent with our Standards of Business Conduct policy. Based on the foregoing, we have decided to terminate your at-will employment at Rockwell Collins effective immediately.
Rockwell Collins tactical targeting network technology successfully tested with F-22 Raptors May 7, 2008Posted by John in Business, Military, Technology.
Tags: Cedar Rapids (Iowa), F-22 Raptor, Langley Air Force Base, Lockheed Martin, Nellis Air Force Base, Rockwell Collins, Tactical Targeting Network Technology, TTNT, United States Air Force
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The U.S. Air Force says it has successfully tested a classified information transmission technology from two F-22 Raptor aircrafts to ground stations.
The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptors sent the classified sensor data from the air to Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada and Langley Air Force Base in Virginia with new tactical targeting network technology [TTNT] under development by Rockwell Collins. …
“This is the first time in history that F-22 sensor data was down-linked to the Combined Air Operations Center using a tactical network.” …
Related news from May 27, 2006 Gazette:
Test verifies Collins’ new defense technology
Wireless network on target in Nevada
By Dave DeWitte
The U.S. Air Force has completed a successful demonstration of the Rockwell Collins tactical targeting network technology as part the recent Joint Expeditionary Force Experiment at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada.
Tactical targeting network technology is a high-bandwidth wireless network developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency that transmits information used to target munitions from aircraft.
In the experiment, two fighters, two bombers and two command aircraft equipped with the Collins technology participated in five days of flights. Mobile and fixed-forward ground nodes used the network to extend the reach of Internet protocol-enabled software applications and integrate the tactical targeting network technology subnetwork with a fixed ground network.
The demonstration verified the ability of the Collins network to connect cross-service military units to a common network, according to Bruce King, vice president and general manager of communications systems for Collins. He said the capability will ultimately allow the military to reduce the number of manned missions, while delivering a minimum number of weapons against enemy forces.
Later field testing and deployment of the network will be done through the Collins’ multifunctional information distribution system and its joint tactical radio system program. It will be managed out of the Space and Naval War Systems Command in San Diego.
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AIR FORCE …
Data Link Solutions Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a contract for $25,814,110. This action will provide repair of 26 National Stock Numbers (NSNs) for the multifunctional information distribution system. Platforms associated with the NSNs include, but are not limited to Joint Interface Control Officer Support System, F-15, F-16, F-22, B-1B and B-2. At this time no funds have been obligated. Robins Air Force Base, Ga., is the contracting activity (FA8539-08-D-0002).
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From PR Newswire:
New York-based retailer Coach comes in at No.1 on the 12th annual BusinessWeek ranking of the best performing U.S. companies. Rounding out the top five are Gilead Sciences, Allegheny Technologies, Verizon, and Questar. Last year’s No.1 company, Google, dropped to No.34 on the list — shares are down almost 40% from their high of 747 last November. …
The BusinessWeek 50
Class of 2008
2 Gilead Sciences
3 Allegheny Technologies
4 Verizon Communications
7 Colgate-Palmolive …
24 Rockwell Collins
12 Russian MiGs upgraded with Rockwell Collins systems transferred to Slovak Air Force March 3, 2008Posted by John in Business, Military.
Tags: MiG aircraft, NATO, Rockwell Collins, Slovak Air Force
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From RIA Novosti:
MOSCOW, February 29 (RIA Novosti) – Russia’s MiG aircraft manufacturer transferred on Friday 12 MiG-29 Fulcrum fighters, modernized in line with NATO standards, to the Slovak Air Force. …
The upgraded version features Rockwell Collins navigation and communications systems and BAE Systems IFF (Interrogation Friend or Foe) system. The Russian company supplied new glass cockpits with multi-function LCD displays and digital processors, and ensured integration of Russian and the Western equipment, a MiG spokesman said. …
India paper: Rockwell Collins plans $20 million per year center in India with 500 engineering professionals February 13, 2008Posted by John in Business, Outsourcing, Science.
Tags: Cedar Rapids (Iowa), Engineers, HCL Technologies, India, Rockwell Collins
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According to Business Standard (India):
US-based Rockwell Collins Inc is planning to set up its first engineering centre outside the US in Hyderabad for the development of embedded solutions in display and flight management applications to start with in October, this year. …
The company plans to create a 500-strong team of engineering professionals in five years, that would begin with 20 people initially.
The centre would be part of an IP-based collaborative product development programme, which is being carried out by the company’s R&D facilities in the US. It expects to spend $20 million a year on the Hyderabad facility once its size touches 500 people. …
Rockwell Collins to add 400+ jobs in Richardson, Texas January 21, 2008Posted by John in Business, Technology.
Tags: Cedar Rapids (Iowa), Gov. Rick Perry, Richardson (Texas), Rockwell Collins, Texas Enterprise Fund
From Dallas Business Journal:
Gov. Rick Perry is set to announce a multimillion-dollar cash grant from his Texas Enterprise Fund to aviation technology supplier Rockwell Collins Inc.
The money is in return for jobs at a new Rockwell software engineering facility in Richardson.
Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL), based in Iowa, is adding at least 400 jobs at its Richardson facility, according to unnamed sources close to the deal. …