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Rockwell Collins introduces Tailwind 300 satellite television


CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (August 14, 2006) - Rockwell Collins has unveiled Tailwind 300, its latest satellite television offering for business jets. The Tailwind 300 is ideal for the super mid-size and larger aircraft operating within the contiguous United States. First delivery of the system is expected by mid-2007.

“Tailwind 300 delivers crystal clear reception at the lowest cost available today,” said Denny Helgeson, vice president and general manager, Business and Regional Systems for Rockwell Collins. “Tailwind 300 also provides the added benefit of being the lightest weight, smallest package by volume on the market.”

Helgeson added that a significant part of providing DBS TV is the ability to deliver compelling programming that is affordable and easy to obtain.

Rockwell Collins has teamed with DIRECTV® - the No. 1 digital satellite entertainment service provider in the U.S. to provide one of the largest content offerings available. Tailwind 300 features CNN, Fox, Bloomberg, ESPN, The Weather Channel, A&E, Discovery, local networks, independent programming, pay-per-view movies, sports subscriptions and a host of other channels.

Rockwell Collins provides a turnkey service for content acquisition, and includes the first year subscription of the DIRECTV Basic Package free of charge.

“Our turnkey service offering and free first-year subscription provides substantial value to our customers and is unmatched in the industry,” said Helgeson.

Rockwell Collins provides a broad portfolio of FAA-certified DBS TV systems that support single and multiregional capability onboard business jet, and air transport aircraft. The Tailwind 300 system leverages Rockwell Collins’ experience in providing reliable DBS TV systems and represents the fifth generation of satellite TV for the contiguous United States.

Through a unique combination of digital electronics, computer-based functionality, RF technology and advanced software, Tailwind 300 delivers consistent, reliable performance with push-button ease.

Rockwell Collins is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronics solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications and information management is strengthened by 17,000 employees, and a global service and support network that crosses 27 countries. To find out more, please visit


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