From its nine major facilities across the country, Collins is advancing the capabilities of military and commercial aviation customers worldwide.

Six of these facilities are considered European Centers of Excellence, as they are the only sites in the region where these capabilities are present:

  • Space wheels and avionics for fighter jets (Heidelberg)
  • Oxygen systems (Lubeck)
  • Helicopter seats (Landshut)
  • Interior and exterior lighting systems for commercial and military aircraft (Lippstadt)
  • Electrical power distribution (Nördlingen)
  • Air management for cabin pressurization and ventilation systems for large commercial aircraft (Frankfurt and Munich)

Collins Aerospace in Germany serves a global customer base that includes aircraft and helicopter manufacturers, military ground and naval vehicle manufacturers, business jet operators and all branches of German and international armed forces. The company’s workforce provides services and solutions across the board, including engineering, production, repair and customer support.

Most of the company’s locations in Germany provide design and manufacturing expertise for a range of aircraft components, including aerostructures, avionics, interiors, mission systems and power & control systems. Several locations additionally specialize in maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for multiple customers.

Its legacy of strong military avionics has helped Collins support key German and European aircraft and helicopter platforms – including the Tornado, Eurofighter, CH-53 and Saab Gripen – and positions the company for the forthcoming Future Air Combat System (FCAS). Collins has also been selected for a European Defence Fund project with support of the German Ministry of Defense, which aims to tackle the technological challenges of future air warfare to be integrated into tomorrow’s fighter cockpits.

Collins Aerospace German operations also are well-positioned to support customers of other future platforms, such as CH-47 Chinook helicopters and Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II. Collins’ Heidelberg facility, as an example, is the only site outside the U.S. with the security clearances necessary to conduct repairs on specific technical terminals.

Other key capabilities found in-country include:

  • The Heidelberg facility produces Collins Aerospace TELDIX® Space Wheels that can be found on the James Webb Space Telescope
  • Most German and European armored ground vehicles rely on fire protection system from Collins’ facilities in Ratingen and Heidelberg to protect soldiers’ lives
  • Collins’ Hamburg facility provides engine and nacelle integration to Airbus via its proximity to the Final Assembly Line (FAL) at Finkenwerder
  • The company’s facility in Landshut is the market leading provider of crashworthy helicopter seating, providing approximately 5,000 seats to military and commercial customers each year
  • Collins’ highly automated, state-of-the-art, high-volume production facility in Nördlingen is the only one in the world supplying every Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Airbus A350 and A220 aircraft with secondary power equipment

Design and manufacturing expertise

  • Advanced Structures
  • Avionics
  • Interiors
  • Power and control systems
  • Mission systems


  • Maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO)


  • One of the first companies in Germany to design electronic displays for aircraft
  • Europe’s largest reaction wheel suppliers
  • Major provider on both Eurofighter, Gripen and Tornado
  • First automated mass production chip-on-board technology for aircraft power distribution systems

Design and manufacturing expertise

  • Advanced Structures
  • Avionics
  • Interiors
  • Power and control systems
  • Mission systems


  • Maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO)

Collins Aerospace – Avionics & Mission Systems

Rockwell Collins Deutschland GmbH
69123 Heidelberg, Germany
+49 6221 512 0

Kidde-Deugra Brandschutzsysteme GmbH
40880 Ratingen, Germany
+49 2102 405 0

Collins Aerospace – Advanced Structures

Goodrich Aerospace Europe GmbH
21129 Hamburg, Germany
+49 40 74313 0

Collins Aerospace - Interiors

B/E Aerospace Fischer GmbH
84034 Landshut, Germany
+49 871 93248 0

B/E Aerospace Systems GmbH
23560 Lübeck, Germany
+49 451 4093 0

Goodrich Lighting Systems GmbH & Co. KG
59557 Lippstadt, Germany
+49 2941 7676 0

Collins Aerospace - Power & Controls

Nord-Micro GmbH & Co. OHG
60388 Frankfurt/Main, Germany
+49 6109 303 0

HS Elektronik Systeme GmbH
86720 Nördlingen, Germany
+49-9081 898 0

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