Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace, a United Technologies subsidiary, is one of the world's largest suppliers of aerospace and defense products, headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Collins Aerospace
IndustryAerospace and Industrial
PredecessorGoodrich Corporation, Hamilton Sundstrand, Hamilton Standard, Sundstrand Corporation and Rockwell Collins
Founded2012 (UTAS)
2018 (Collins Aerospace)
ProductsActuation 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
ServicesSpare parts, Repair services, Technical Support
Revenue US$ 14.691 billion (UTC alone, 2017)[1]
$23 billion with Collins[2]
US$ 2.370 billion (UTC alone, 2017)[1]
Number of employees
40,984 (UTC alone, 2017)[1]
70,000 with Collins[2]
ParentUnited Technologies


UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS) was formed in August 2012 when parent United Technologies Corporation merged their existing subsidiary Hamilton Sundstrand with the newly acquired Goodrich Corporation.

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.[2]


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.

The Aircraft Systems consists of Actuation & Propeller Systems, Aerostructures, Air Management Systems, Interiors, and Landing Systems (formerly Landing Gear and Wheels and Brakes).[3]

The Power, Control & Sensing Systems consists of Electric Systems, Engine Systems, ISR & Space Systems, and Sensors & Integrated Systems.[4]

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.[5]

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.[6]

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.[7]

See also


  1. "United Technologies Annual Report 2017" (PDF). UTC. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  2. "United Technologies [...] Completes Acquisition of Rockwell Collins" (Press release). United Technologies. November 26, 2018.
  3. Archived January 28, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  4. "Our Company". UTC Aerospace Systems. Archived from the original on 2014-03-10. Retrieved 2014-03-15.
  5. "Attitude Control". NASA Spinoff. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  6. Cowen, Ron. "The wheels come off Kepler". Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  7. "Layoffs At UTC Aerospace Systems — Former Hamilton Sunstrand". CBS Connecticut. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
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