FARNBOROUGH, England (July 10, 2012) – Air India has selected Rockwell Collins to service and support its fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft through the company’s DispatchSM Program. The program is scheduled to begin upon delivery of the first Boeing 787 to Air India.
Under the agreement, Rockwell Collins will provide Air India with guaranteed spares availability, systems configuration updates, technical repairs, and performance monitoring on Rockwell Collins’ comprehensive suite of communications, surveillance, displays and pilot controls systems onboard the 787. The total life cycle solution is coordinated by a dedicated program manager.
“Air India’s selection of Rockwell Collins’ Dispatch Program provides the airline with the most proven, cost-effective global service and support solution for our avionics and pilot controls,” said Scott Gunnufson, vice president and general manager, Service Solutions for Rockwell Collins. “We’re the most prepared in the industry to deliver fast, reliable service to Air India and other airlines adding 787s to their fleet.”
“As the Asia Pacific airline market segment continues to grow, we are positioned to provide swift, highly reliable service to our customers that keeps downtime to a minimum and cost predictable,” said TC Chan, vice president and managing director, Asia Pacific for Rockwell Collins.
Rockwell Collins’ global network of more than 80 locations provides repair and overhaul of avionics equipment for more than 6,000 commercial, business, corporate and military operations. Additional logistics capabilities include on-board services, service parts, training and simulator systems and services, technical information services and technical services.
About Rockwell Collins
Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronic solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, information management, and simulation and training is delivered by 20,000 employees, and a global service and support network that crosses 27 countries. To find out more, please visit www.rockwellcollins.com.