Collins completes FlightAware acquisition


Collins Aerospace competes its FlightAware acquisition, as the global flight tracking solutions firm becomes part of Collin’s newly formed Connected Aviation Solutions business unit.

Stephen Timm, president, Collins Aerospace, said: “Across the industry we serve, we are focused on helping our customers turn data into value, enabling them to increase efficiency and reduce cost while improving the sustainability of their operations.

“With FlightAware onboard, our new Connected Aviation Solutions business unit combines the best of Collins’ aircraft systems with established data networks and connectivity solutions, together with the recognised leader in data collection and analytics. We are well-positioned to launch a new generation of smarter digital solutions,” said Timm.

FlightAware, led by president and general manager James Sulak, as mentioned will become part of the Collins’ new business unit which will be exclusively focused on advancing the firm’s connected ecosystem solutions.

This delivers the potential to reduce unplanned maintenance, improve dispatch reliability and to know exactly when the plane will be on the runway or at the terminal to keep flight schedules on time,” said Jennifer Schopfer, president of Collins’ Connected Aviation Solutions.