Doug Greenfield, product support manager, is one of several Rockwell Collins employees that volunteers at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Greenfield is responsible for flight operations at the show’s ultra-light field. His task is to make flying as safe as possible for pilots. Greenfield has volunteered for EAA for 15 years and looks forward to this event year after year.
Watch a video from EAA 2012: Rockwell Collins Employee volunteers
Caterham Formula 1™ (F1) Team test driver Alexander Rossi sat down at Rockwell Collins’ Venue™ cabin and entertainment management system and raced a fan during EAA AirVenture 2012. The attendee was excited to race the professional driver and fared well. But in the end, Alexander’s real-life F1 driving skills gave him an edge.
Watch a video from EAA 2012: F1 Racing Using Rockwell Collins Venue
You can see an aircraft which features the Rockwell Collins Engine Control
unit (ECU) at EAA AirVenture. The Pipestrel USA exhibit (#292) features a
Pipestrel Virus aircraft run by a Rotax®
912 iS piston engine, the first engine
to feature the Rockwell Collins’ ECU. You can also see the Rotax®
912 iS engine
at the Rotax exhibit (#265).
The ECU is a fully automatic engine control system that reduces the work that
pilots have to do while giving optimized engine performance. It also automates
tasks that a pilot normally controls manually (such as adjusting air/fuel
mixture and controlling exhaust gas temperatures).
This ECU is the first to meet aerospace design assurance standards for
certification in the Light Sport aircraft (LSA) market. To learn more about the
unit, stop by the Rockwell Collins pavilion.
The Pipestrel Virus aircraft (pictured above) runs on a Rotax 912 iS
piston engine, the first engine to feature the Rockwell Collins’ ECU.
The Rockwell Collins ECU (right side of picture) is featured on the Rotax
912 iS piston engine.
EAA AirVenture 2012 attendees are encouraged to stop by Rockwell Collins’ exhibit to try their hand at flying the company’s Head-up Guidance System (HGS™). That’s just what 13-year-old Will did. With the help of Rockwell Collins’ Peter Howells, Will was able to land the aircraft, which simulated a Boeing 757, easily with HGS. By keeping the flight path symbol aligned with the guidance cue, he got the airplane down soon after crossing the numbers.
Watch a video from the Rockwell Collins exhibit at EAA AirVenture
Remember the May 14, 2012 Aviation Week cover story about Rockwell Collins’ avionics displays? Here is the ‘Man Behind the Hand’ – Principal Marketing Manager Joe Razo, whose now famous hands were used in a photo shoot for the aviation publication giant. Razo, who has worked at Rockwell Collins for 27 years, is shown below ‘re-posing’ for the camera at EAA AirVenture 2012. His fingers are touching Rockwell Collins’ Pro Line Fusion® avionics − the first ever touch-screen primary flight displays.
Pictured above: Joe Razo, principal marketing manager for Rockwell Collins, interacts with the touch-screen avionics system at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis. AirVenture attendees are encouraged to stop by Rockwell Collins’ exhibit to try them out for themselves.
At this year’s Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Rockwell Collins is celebrating 35 years since pioneering the birth of GPS. In July 1977, the company successfully received and decoded the first GPS signal and was later awarded the NAVSTAR GPS user equipment contract from the U.S. Air Force. The antenna that received that signal from Rockwell Collins’ rooftop in 1977 will be on display in its exhibit pavilion (#239) at AirVenture.
Pictured above: Rockwell Collins’ EAA AirVenture exhibit, open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., featuring the latest innovations for business aviation flight decks, cabins and flight operations.
As part of its exhibit, Rockwell Collins will showcase the Caterham Formula 1™ (F1) Team show car. AirVenture attendees are encouraged to stop by and see the car up close, and also meet the team’s test driver – American, Alexander Rossi.
Aviation journalists were the first to see the Rockwell Collins exhibit and the Caterham F1 Team car prior and had an opportunity to speak with Rossi about what it takes to drive it.
Rockwell Collins also has a flyable Pro Line Fusion® flight deck, which includes the company’s award-winning touch-screen flight displays.