|Industry||Aerospace and Industrial|
|Predecessor||Goodrich Corporation, Hamilton Sundstrand, Hamilton Standard, Sundstrand Corporation and Rockwell Collins|
|Founded||2012 (UTAS) |
2018 (Collins Aerospace)
|Products||Actuation Systems, Aerostructures, Air Management Systems,Electric Systems, Engine Components, Engine & Control Systems, Interiors, ISR Systems, Landing Gear, Propeller Systems, Sensors & Integrated Systems, Space Systems, Wheels & Brakes|
|Services||Spare parts, Repair services, Technical Support|
$23 billion with Collins
Number of employees
|40,984 (UTC alone, 2017)|
70,000 with Collins
On 26 November 2018, United Technologies announced the completion of its Rockwell Collins acquisition, after which it merged its newly acquired business with UTC Aerospace Systems to form Collins Aerospace. The new company reported $23 billion of combined sales in 2017 and is composed of 70,000 employees.
Collins Aerospace is engaged in designing, manufacturing and servicing systems and components for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. Collins Aerospace is also a major supplier to international space programs.
Collins Aerospace has two main segments: Aircraft Systems and Power, Control and Sensing Systems. These segments are then broken down into several business units.
Ithaco Space Systems, Inc.
Collins Aerospace is the owner of Ithaco Space Systems, Inc., formerly owned by Goodrich Company. Ithaco produced items for the field of satellite control since 1962, such as Earth sensors, reaction/momentum wheels, magnetometers and magnetic torquers.
In addition to over 100 U.S. satellites, equipment made by Ithaco flew on Japanese, Canadian, French, German, Spanish, Swedish, and Argentinean spacecraft. Ithaco became notable for having manufactured the reaction wheels of the Kepler spacecraft, the Hayabusa spacecraft, the Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics (TIMED) satellite and the Dawn spacecraft, which developed problems or even failed.
The ROSAT reaction wheels lasted over 8 years.
Collins Aerospace announced in August 2012 layoffs at Ithaco Space Systems due to Ithaco having been "focused on space programs that have recently seen slower growth", and further layoffs at former Hamilton Sundstrand.
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