Rockwell Collins in Air Venture 2011


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EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — (June 17, 2011) — The world’s best aerobatic performers will again provide daily thrills at EAA AirVenture 2011 as Rockwell Collins has been named presenting sponsor of the daily air shows, including the widely popular Night Air Show on Saturday, July 30. Rockwell Collins is a leading provider of communication and aviation electronic solutions for military and commercial customers around the globe.

The 59th annual edition of “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” is scheduled for July 25-31 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

Warbirds, aerobatic champions, and precision formation flying from more than 30 of the finest air show pilots in the world are among the highlights of this year’s daily air show performances at AirVenture.

“We are thrilled to present the daily air show, which has become a must-see for EAA AirVenture’s global audience of aviation enthusiasts,” said Colin Mahoney, vice president, Sales and Marketing for Rockwell Collins. “Rockwell Collins is committed to inspiring the future of aviation and AirVenture is a fantastic opportunity to reach out to those who share our passion.”

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. Its 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.

In addition to the Night Air Show, special air show events include the expanded “Warbird Extravaganzas” on Friday and Saturday, July 29-30, plus tributes to Burt Rutan (Thursday, July 28) and Bob Hoover (Tuesday, July 26) as well as naval aircraft on Wednesday, July 27, as part of the week-long Centennial of Naval Aviation commemoration.

“With the special tributes to aviation innovators including Burt Rutan and Bob Hoover, this is an exceptional year for our company to become involved and share our enthusiasm for aviation,” Mahoney said.