Collins Aerospace advances connected aviation with FlightAware

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland (Nov. 16, 2021) – Collins Aerospace announced it has completed the acquisition of FlightAware, a leading digital aviation company providing global flight tracking solutions, predictive technology, analytics and decision-making tools.

FlightAware, led by James Sulak, will be part of the company’s newly formed Connected Aviation Solutions business unit which will be exclusively focused on advancing Collins’ connected ecosystem solutions.

“Across the industry we serve, we are focused on helping our customers turn data into value, enabling them to increase efficiency and reduce cost while improving the sustainability of their operations,” said Stephen Timm, president, Collins Aerospace. “With FlightAware onboard, our new Connected Aviation Solutions business unit combines the best of Collins’ aircraft systems with established data networks and connectivity solutions, together with the recognized leader in data collection and analytics. We are well-positioned to launch a new generation of smarter digital solutions.”

“This delivers the potential to reduce unplanned maintenance, improve dispatch reliability, and to know exactly when the plane will be on the runway or at the terminal to keep flight schedules on time,” said Jennifer Schopfer, president of Collins’ Connected Aviation Solutions.

Collins and its sister business, Raytheon Intelligence & Space, are leaders in using data to improve the air travel experience and provide a wide range of air traffic management, digital flight deck and predictive analysis tools to improve route efficiency and reduce the carbon footprint of air travel. Click here to learn more about how we’re connecting the aviation ecosystem. 

About Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp., is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the extensive capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and broad expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market. For more information, visit

About FlightAware

FlightAware, a division of Collins Aerospace, is a leading provider of real-time and historical flight information and insights to the global aviation community. FlightAware serves all segments of the aviation marketplace through best-in-class applications and data services that provide comprehensive information about the current and predicted movement of aircraft. Through the collection, interpretation, and enrichment of hundreds of sources of data, including data from FlightAware's own proprietary terrestrial ADS-B network with tens of thousands of receivers spanning seven continents in 200 countries and territories, FlightAware transforms millions of raw flight data elements and delivers them as coherent, easy-to-consume flight stories. As a single source of accurate and actionable data for aviation players large and small, FlightAware is Central to Aviation.

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