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Collins Aerospace leverages its
reputation for innovation to break
down siloed information and make
sure customers always have the parts
they need when they need them.
By Ronnie Wendt


ollins Aerospace, a unit of Raytheon
Technologies Corp., boasts one of
the largest footprints in the aerospace and defense aircraft industry.
In fact, it's safe to say nearly every
commercial and defense aircraft
and rotorcraft has something with
a Collins sticker on it.
" Look at the engine. The nacelles are from Collins.
The cockpit holds many Collins products. Look at the
seating and the lighting. It is nearly impossible to step
foot onto a military or commercial aircraft and not
see something Collins does, and frankly, does very
well, " said Aaron Maue, executive director for Defense
Sustainment for Collins Aerospace.

This vast industry footprint drives everything the
Charlotte, N.C.-headquartered company does. And
at the forefront lies innovation.
Collins Aerospace, which netted $26 billion in sales
in 2019 and employs about 68,000 people, has a long
legacy of innovating for aviation. The company traces
its history to several founding fathers who invented
technologies that revolutionized the industry, including: Arthur Collins, the company's namesake, who
pioneered radio communications; David Sundstrand,
who invented the 10-key adding machine; Thomas
Hamilton, who revolutionized propeller propulsion;
rubber tire industrialist Benjamin Goodrich; Fred
Rohr, trailblazer in aerostructures and Paulin Ratier,
who developed wooden propellers.
It's this reputation for innovation that led to the
largest Supplier Initiated Ordering program in the
company's history - a $34 million contract for sustainment of the U.S. Air Force's (USAF) F-16 and B-2
Maue credits the recent win to a talented employee
base and a culture of innovation, which led to the
creation of the company's sustainment team in 2018.
" We innovate in products, we innovate in capabilities,
and we innovate in the way we work with customers, "



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of AMT_April-May2021

Editor's Takeoff
Industry Inspection
State of the Industry: Paint
Time for a Makeover: Inside the Business of Interior Refurbishment
Charged Up Down Under
Innovations in Part Sustainment
A Look Inside the 2OOOJ Series
GAMA Insight
ARSA Insight
Advertiser's Index
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AMT_April-May2021 - Editor's Takeoff
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AMT_April-May2021 - Industry Inspection
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AMT_April-May2021 - State of the Industry: Paint
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AMT_April-May2021 - Time for a Makeover: Inside the Business of Interior Refurbishment
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AMT_April-May2021 - Charged Up Down Under
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AMT_April-May2021 - Innovations in Part Sustainment
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AMT_April-May2021 - A Look Inside the 2OOOJ Series
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AMT_April-May2021 - GAMA Insight
AMT_April-May2021 - Professionalism
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AMT_April-May2021 - ARSA Insight
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AMT_April-May2021 - Advertiser's Index
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