ACES 5 Ejection Seat showcase

ACES Team Earns 2019 SAFE Achievement Award

December 31, 2019

While logistics and provisioning support is ongoing, the team completed the four major milestone reviews earlier this year — system verification review, functional configuration audit, production readiness review and physical configuration audit.

A small team of Collins Aerospace employees within our Ejection Seats & Propulsion business in Colorado Springs, Colorado, was honored recently for designing an innovative seat retrofit kit and qualifying it to meet the latest U.S. Air Force airworthiness requirements.

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Collins Aerospace 'Grasshopper Award' Recognizes Pilots Saved by an ACES Ejection Seat

October 21, 2019

If unfortunate events happen, it’s good to know Collins Aerospace and ACES are there for aircrew who are born to fly so they can eject safely and live to walk away.

When then-U.S. Air Force (USAF) Lt. Col. Bob Harvey took off in his F-16 for a training mission at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina on Nov. 19, 1998, he had no idea he wouldn’t be landing as usual. Almost at the very instant he raised his landing gear, his engine immediately shut down.

Dummy test on ACES 5 Ejection Seats

Meet Lois - She's Ridden in More Than 250 Cockpit Sleds at Speeds as High as Mach 1 - and She's Still Going

September 17, 2018

Meet the anthropomorphic test dummies whose main objective is to simulate human ejections from an aircraft at various speeds and record test data through a series of high-precision sensors.

Rising from the flat landscape known as Hurricane Mesa is the only private supersonic-capable aircraft ejection test track in the United States, owned and operated by UTC Aerospace Systems. It’s here where LOIS has worked the test track for decades.

ACES 5 Ejection Seat

Teamwork, Craftsmanship and Uncompromising Commitment - What it Takes to Build an ACES 5® Seat

June 30, 2018

Our latest ACES 5® ejection seat is a product of years of research, investment, testing, and advanced design. But it is also a study in precision craftsmanship and teamwork.

Air Forces around the world depend on us, and so do the families of these intrepid airmen. When an aircrew is forced to eject, they, their families, and their countrymen and women trust we did our job perfectly and they are sitting in an ejection seat with the latest advancements and technology available.