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 sustainability.
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 propellers.
- Collins made an $18M investment in a research program to develop “smart” actuation components for both commercial airplanes and helicopters. (See Integrated Solutions)
So we’re not just talking big when it comes to sustainability – we’re making it fly.