Friday, 4 January 2008

Rockwell on a Roll: Tapped by Mitsubishi to Provide Flight Computers, Pilot Controls for MRJ

Rockwell Collins on Monday plans to discuss an expansion of its relationship with Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI). But if you've landed on Runway Girl on this Friday night, I can tell you right now what that expansion entails.

MHI has selected Rockwell to provide primary flight control computers, pilot controls and the horizontal stabilizer trim system for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ).

The deal makes Rockwell a key supplier for the 70- to 90-seat MRJ. Rockwell initially helped the MRJ get off the ground by providing its Pro Line Fusion avionics for the aircraft.

You’ll recall that the Boeing 787 uses Rockwell technology. And earlier this week, this blog discussed the likelihood that Rockwell will be selected by Bombardier to provide the flightdeck avionics for the CSeries (if the CSeries is to launch).

Now get on out of here. It's Friday night for goodness sake :)

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