Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together UTC Aerospace Systems and Rockwell Collins, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.
Our advanced Goodrich rescue hoists and cargo winches help save lives during disaster relief efforts and rescue missions around the world. As the only producer of both traditional level wind and more advanced translating drum cable management systems, we offer a variety of solutions for operations in high-demand, unpredictable or extreme environment conditions. We also innovate in dual-hoist systems, increasing readiness for search-and-rescue teams.
Since our beginnings as Western Gear Corporation more than 140 years ago, we’ve delivered innovative solutions to our customers.
Goodrich, Tew & Co. founded in Akron, Ohio, by Dr. Benjamin Franklin Goodrich. In 1880, the company name was changed to B.F. Goodrich Company; in 1980, to BFGoodrich; and in 2001, to Goodrich Corporation.
Western Gear Corporation begins designing and developing propulsion gearboxes for merchant marine ships and frigates, continuing in this capacity to the Perry Class destroyers and silent running submarine gearboxes.
Western Gear is purchased by Lucas Industries. Lucas Industries later merges with the North American Varity Corporation to become LucasVarity.
TRW acquires LucasVarity. Lucas Aerospace becomes TRW Aeronautical Systems.
Goodrich Corporation acquires a segment of TRW Aeronautical Systems that includes the Goodrich Rescue Systems business unit.
United Technologies Corporation (UTC), closes its acquisition of Goodrich and combines the company with Hamilton Sundstrand to form UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS), one of the world’s largest suppliers of integrated aerospace solutions.
UTC merges UTAS with its new acquisition, Rockwell Collins, to create Collins Aerospace, offering Goodrich hoists and winches and a legacy of unmatched reliability and safety, holding the most EASA & FAA certifications in the industry.
Goodrich Rescue Systems has built a legacy of unmatched reliability and safety – holding the most EASA & FAA certifications in the industry.