ROCKWELL COLLINS, as part of a plan to expand its inflight entertainment (IFE) business, reached an agreement to acquire Sony Trans Com, which produces IFE systems for commercial aircraft. Collins passenger systems IFE business, located in Pomona, Calif., supplies IFE systems to domestic and international airlines and aircraft manufacturers. The combined businesses are expected to generate revenues in excess of $500 million annually by 2001. Sony Trans Com is based in Irvine, Calif. and ...


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