SOURCE: Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins

June 08, 2009 13:20 ET

Rockwell Collins Introduces CORE™ Simulation Architecture

Enhances Efficiency, Effectiveness for Military and Civil Training

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA--(Marketwire - June 8, 2009) - Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) today introduced a next-generation simulation architecture that leverages advanced technologies and a modular design to maximize life cycle value and enhance training effectiveness across military and civil training platforms.

Designed from the user and maintainer's point of view, the advanced CORE™ simulation architecture features common open reusable elements including scalable software adaptable for multiple training devices, integrated tool sets and Rockwell Collins' industry leading display and image generation technology.

"This next generation architecture is a result of strategic acquisitions and organic investment we've made in simulation and training and represents a natural evolution of Rockwell Collins' capabilities," said Ken Schreder, vice president and general manager, Simulation and Training Solutions for Rockwell Collins. "For decades, we've delivered world-class avionics, industry-leading visual systems for simulation, comprehensive training solutions and worldwide product support. We're bringing all of this together, providing unprecedented flexibility and lower total cost of ownership."

A highlight of the CORE simulation architecture is a highly configurable tool suite that provides the freedom to easily customize training for multiple situations. Other features:

--  Hardware and software design easily accommodates upgrades and new
    technology insertions through open systems architecture
--  Integrated visual and display technology offers industry-leading
    realism
--  Scalable, modular design across a broad range of training devices
    allows proactive obsolescence management and integration of the latest in
    commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) technology.
    

CTC Aviation Group plc will be the first CORE simulation architecture customer, which will be featured on two full-flight simulators to be delivered to the UK-based training center beginning in late summer.

"CTC Aviation's commitment to working alongside airlines to provide flexible training experiences, and the flexible and adaptable nature of our CORE simulation architecture, are an ideal match," said Schreder. "We are excited about our newly forged relationship, and look forward to helping them deliver a highly efficient and effective training program."

About CTC Aviation Group plc

CTC is one of the world's leading full-service airline training and selection support providers, training and selecting over 1900 aircrew for almost 50 global airlines each year. The company's UK and NZ-based Crew Training Centers house state-of-the-art Airbus and Boeing simulators, hi-tech Computer Based Training facilities and a fleet of the latest, modern technology training aircraft to support the "CTC Wings" Cadet training program; all supported by one of the most experienced teams of Training Captains and Instructors worldwide. CTC is approved both as a TRTO and FTO (ATO). For more information, please visit www.ctcaviation.com

About Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronic solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, information management and simulation and training is delivered by nearly 20,000 employees, and a global service and support network that crosses 27 countries. To find out more, please visit www.rockwellcollins.com.

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