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Rockwell Collins, Chinese Aviation Firm to Launch Flight Simulator JV

Rockwell Collins, Chinese Aviation Firm to Launch Flight Simulator JV - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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RockwellCollinsLogoRockwell Collins has reached an agreement with a unit of Aviation Industry Corp. of China to create a joint venture that will produce and sell flight simulators for commercial aircraft.

The joint venture with AVIC subsidiary Beijing Bluesky Aviation Technology will also build a commercial flight simulation center of excellence, Rockwell Collins said Wednesday.

LeAnn Ridgeway, Rockwell Collin’s vice president and general manager of simulation and training solutions and Jin Dongsheng, Bluesky’s chairman, signed the agreement on Tuesday.

Rock jvRockwell Collins says the JV will utilize the company’s simulation architecture and visual platforms as well as provide maintenance support services.

The company and Bluesky have produced training and simulation technologies for China’s MA60, ARJ21, C919 and MA600 airplanes.

The JV, subject to regulatory approval, is expected to start operating by the end of the year.

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Written by Mary-Louise Hoffman

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