About us

From the smallest details to the highest pursuits, Collins Aerospace is dedicated to redefining aerospace.

With our customers, we relentlessly tackle the toughest challenges in our industry. And, every day, we imagine ways to make the skies and the spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever.

Together, we chart new journeys and reunite families. We protect nations and save lives. And we explore the unknown.

We believe in the power of intelligence and partnership to guide our customers into the future.

The paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form propel us all higher again and again.

We are constant in our evolution.

We are connected to our customers—always.

We are compelling as we boldly step forward.

WE ARE REDEFINING AEROSPACE.
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Collins Aerospace, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together UTC Aerospace Systems and Rockwell Collins, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers' toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

Global presence

70,000+ employees

16,000+ engineering workforce

nearly 300 sites globally

Net sales*

$23 Billion

* 2017 Pro Forma
R&D investment**

$3.1 Billion

** Customer- and company-funded; 2017 Pro Forma
Sales portfolio
75%
commercial
25%
military
60%
OEM
40%
aftermarket

A SHARED LEGACY

Collins Aerospace, created by the 2018 combination of UTC Aerospace Systems and Rockwell Collins, has helped shape the aerospace and defense industry in pivotal ways for more than a century.

Founded as a radio company in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 1933, Rockwell Collins left its mark on history, from establishing communications with Rear Admiral Richard Byrd at the South Pole to helping forge today’s global positioning system. Over the last 85 years, the company become a leader in aviation and high integrity solutions, built on a legacy of quality, trust and customer service.

UTC Aerospace Systems was formed in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 2012 when United Technologies Corporation (UTC) acquired Goodrich and combined it with the company’s existing Hamilton Sundstrand division. From the propeller that powered Amelia Earhart’s nonstop flight across the Atlantic to generations of space suits for U.S. astronauts, the company redefined the industry with cutting-edge solutions.

Both Rockwell Collins and UTC Aerospace Systems also contributed to remarkable moments in space exploration. UTC Aerospace Systems designed the space suits worn by America’s first astronauts during the Mercury program, and Rockwell Collins provided the communications equipment used by every American astronaut traveling through space (including the footage of the first step on the moon).

As Collins Aerospace, the combined talents of both organizations are committed to honoring their strong legacy while creating comprehensive strategies to propel its customers and the industry toward the future, every day.

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