Collins Aerospace to acquire FlightAware


Collins Aerospace has signed a definitive agreement to acquire digital aviation company, FlightAware. Closure of the acquisition is subject to the completion of customary conditions and regulatory approvals.

Following closing, FlightAware will join CollinsInformation Management Services portfolio within the companys Avionics strategic business unit. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Global connectivity now shapes and impacts every segment of aviation. FlightAware is the recognised leader in data collection, analytics and customer experience, which will help Collins unlock the full power of the connected ecosystem for our customers,” said Dave Nieuwsma, Collins Aerospaces head of Avionics. FlightAwares flight tracking and data platform, the largest in the world, has the potential to deliver new capabilities and innovations across our entire business.”

Daniel Baker, CEO, FlightAware, said: The worlds aerospace companies and aircraft operators are looking to digital aviation to provide the next revolution in aviation efficiency and reliability and we are excited to join Collins Aerospace and Raytheon Technologies at this pivotal time to continue to lead that revolution at an even broader scale.”