ARINC acquisition strengthens Rockwell Collins in commercial aviation sector

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Rockwell Collins has completed the acquisition of ARINC from The Carlyle Group for US$1.4 billion, with integration activities expected to be completed in six to nine months.

Kelly Ortberg, CEO and president of Rockwell Collins stated, “With this move we take a major leap forward to realising our vision of providing a richer set of seamless information management solutions that encompass the aircraft and ground-based systems. The acquisition represents an exciting new growth platform for Rockwell Collins and shifts the balance of the company toward the expanding commercial aviation sector.”

“Combining ARINC’s high-performance, high-quality and high-assurance networks and services with our information systems onboard the aircraft strengthens our ability to deliver improved efficiency and safety, and enhanced connectivity,” added Ortberg. “In addition, the acquisition opens up adjacent market opportunities by leveraging ARINC’s strong presence in airport information systems and the broader transportation and security segments.”

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