SOURCE: AVISTA, Incorporated

June 13, 2006 08:25 ET

Rockwell Collins Names AVISTA Incorporated a Top Preferred Supplier

PLATTEVILLE, WI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 13, 2006 -- AVISTA®, Incorporated, a leader in critical systems software engineering outsourcing, has been recognized as one of the Top Preferred Suppliers for 2006 by Rockwell Collins. AVISTA, a subsidiary of Esterline Technologies Corporation, was recognized at the recent Rockwell Collins Annual Supplier Conference in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Rockwell Collins must meet rigorous standards to satisfy its customers, so expectations are high for its suppliers. AVISTA, a specialist in software engineering services for commercial and military avionics, was cited for its exemplary performance in meeting project delivery schedule and quality objectives. AVISTA was also recognized for its close collaboration with Rockwell Collins in the design and engineering support of various avionics software projects.

"This recognition validates our long track record for on-time and on-budget performance with Rockwell Collins," notes James T. Schneller, president of AVISTA, Incorporated. "With close to 20 years of experience in all phases of the software development life-cycle for critical systems, we offer all our customers proven software expertise and project efficiency. The relationship with Rockwell Collins has been going strong for many years, and it is an honor to be acknowledged by such a highly valued customer."

With hundreds of avionics projects completed, including significant DO-178B certification experience, AVISTA closely collaborates with its client partners to create and execute software engineering projects. The AVISTA engineering staff possesses expert knowledge of a broad array of avionics systems and components, along with the applicable standards and regulatory (FAA and JAA) environments. The company is one of only a few U.S. companies with an SEI CMMI Maturity Level 3 rating and ISO 9001:2000 certification, ensuring repeatable processes for high-quality, low-risk results.

About Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins is a worldwide leader in the design, production, and support of communication and aviation electronics for commercial and government customers. The company's 17,000 employees in 27 countries deliver industry-leading communication, navigation, surveillance, display, flight control, in-flight entertainment, information management, and maintenance, training and simulation solutions. Additional information is available at www.rockwellcollins.com.

About AVISTA

AVISTA, Incorporated®, a subsidiary of Esterline Technologies Corporation (NYSE: ESL), is a premier software engineering services company, specializing in critical systems development projects for avionics and medical device applications. With almost 20 years of outsourcing experience and more than two million project hours completed, AVISTA is Esterline's software center of excellence. The company has completed more than 700 client projects in systems design, requirements capture and analysis, software design and implementation, and software verification and validation. AVISTA, headquartered in Platteville, Wisconsin, is a SEI CMMI Maturity Level 3 company, and is an ISO 9001:2000 certified company. www.avistainc.com

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