Posted on: 12 July 2010 by Ross McSweeny
Rockwell Collins and China Electronics Technology Avionics (CETCA) have signed a letter of intent with the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) to provide communication and navigation systems for the latter’s new C919 family of single-aisle aircraft.
Rockwell Collins and CETCA also have signed a memorandum of agreement to establish a China-based joint venture, which is expected to sign the formal supply agreement with COMAC by the end of this year.
“Rockwell Collins is the industry-leader in development of civil communication and aviation electronic solutions, while CETCA is a domestic supplier specialising in civil avionics solutions,” remarked Jin Zhuanglong, president of COMAC. “I believe Rockwell Collins and CETCA will successfully fulfil the mission of developing communication and navigation systems for the C919.”
Caption: Rockwell Collins and CETCA sign a letter of intent with COMAC to provide communication and navigation solutions for it’s the C919 family at a signing ceremony in Chengdu, Sichuan. L-r: Zuo Qunsheng, chairman of CETCA; Wu Guanghui, vice-president and chief designer for COMAC; Kent Statler, executive vice-president and COO for Rockwell Collins.