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FlightAware is a savvy acquisition for Collins
The world's aerospace companies  and aircraft operators are looking to digital aviation to provide the next revolution in aviation efficiency and reliability. FlightAware, now part of Collins, holds the key data points.

Collins Aerospace  has signed a  definitive agreement to acquire privately held FlightAware,  a  digital aviation company providing global  flight tracking solutions, predictive technology, analytics and decision-making tools.

Closure of the  acquisition is subject to the completion of customary conditions and regulatory  approvals. Following closing, FlightAware will join Collins' Information Management Services portfolio within the company's  avionics  strategic business  unit.  Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

“Global connectivity now shapes and impacts every segment of aviation. FlightAware is the recognised leader in data collection, analytics and customer experience, which will help Collins unlock the full power of the connected ecosystem for our customers,” says Dave Nieuwsma, Collins Aerospace's head of avionics. “FlightAware's flight tracking and data platform, the largest in the world, has the potential to deliver new capabilities and innovations across our entire business.”

“The world's aerospace companies  and aircraft operators are looking to digital aviation to provide the next revolution in aviation efficiency and reliability,” adds FlightAware CEO Daniel Baker. “And  we are excited to join Collins Aerospace and Raytheon Technologies at this pivotal time  t o continue to  lead that revolution  at an even broader scale.” 

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