OREANDA-NEWS. September 15, 2016. Rockwell Collins, a leader in developing open systems architecture avionics solutions, will host the Sept. 27-29 meeting of the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Consortium in Huntsville, Alabama. Heather Robertson, senior director of Rotary Wing Solutions for Rockwell Collins, will deliver the keynote address on Sept. 28 and discuss the companys accomplishments, plans and lessons learned in using the FACE Technical Standard.

The FACE Consortium is a government and industry partnership working to develop standards for a common operating environment to support portable capability applications across multiple avionics systems. Rockwell Collins is a sponsor and founding member of the FACE Consortium, and holds multiple leadership positions at the steering committee and subcommittee levels.

Rockwell Collins is committed to advancing open architectures for avionics software, said Robertson. We see the work of this team as critically important toward increasing innovation, lowering costs and reducing time to field as software plays a larger role in aircraft development and sustainment.

Leveraging more than 15 years of open systems architecture development, Rockwell Collins continues to build upon its common, flexible and affordable solutions with new products aligned to the FACE Technical Standard.

For more information about the FACE Consortium meeting in Huntsville, visit www.opengroup.org/face/events.

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