Rockwell Collins plans to acquire Sony's Trans Com division, a manufacturer of inflight entertainment systems. The former Sony unit will be combined with Rockwell's IFE business known as Passenger Systems, resulting in a projected $500 million in revenues in 2001. Rockwell Collins recently announced a joint venture with Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. to create an inflight entertainment network for airline passengers.


You must have an Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) account or subscribe to this Market Briefing to access "Rockwell Collins Acquires Sony Trans Com".


Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to for access.


Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.

Already registered? here.