Each year, we invest more than $3 billion in R&D to deliver the industry’s
most advanced products and services to our customers. By pairing this mission
with our steadfast commitment to creating a more sustainable aviation industry,
we align product development to principles.
We start with the best and brightest ideas that push the limits of current
capabilities and ask: What’s next?
That’s the question our new Applied Research & Technology Team will be asking
about a number of critical issues facing the aviation industry. Starting with
Part of the team’s mandate is to help accelerate enterprisewide efforts to
create more environmentally responsible technologies, from lighter materials and
more efficient alternative power sources to technologies that optimize aircraft
flight path and fuel burn. And, because our employees are some of the best problem-solvers out there, the team created a new crowdsourcing tool
to make it easier for employees to collaborate and share solutions around
sustainability and other strategic challenges.
In other R&D news:
- We’ve invested $26M through 2023 in support of two programs at the
Collins Ratier site in France for the development of next-generation
- Collins made an $18M investment in a research program to develop “smart”
actuation components for both commercial airplanes and helicopters. (See
So we’re not just talking big when it comes to sustainability –
we’re making it fly.