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Boeing selects Rockwell Collins for 747-8 equipment.

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The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) has selected Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) to provide the entire suite of displays, autopilot, communication, navigation, surveillance, maintenance, emergency and data management systems for its new 747-8 family.

The 747-8 is scheduled to enter into service in late 2009.

A key feature of the avionics suite is the Rockwell Collins WXR-2100 MultiScan Hazard Detection System, which is reportedly the first and only radar that analyses and determines actual weather hazards, not simply atmospheric moisture content.

Other equipment that Rockwell Collins will be providing includes: Communication Management Units, Satellite Communications Systems, VHF and HF transceivers, VHF Omnidirectional Radio, Distance Measuring Equipment, Automatic Direction Finders, Multi Mode Receivers, Mode S Transponders, Cockpit Voice Recorders, Flight Data Recorders, Emergency Locator Transmitters, Flight Deck Printers and the Data Management Units.

No financial details have been disclosed.

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