CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Cedar Rapids based military contractor and private airlines parts manufacturer Rockwell Collins says it will build the rudder and brake pedal assembly for the new Airbus A350 passenger jets.
Rockwell Collins also has contracts for communications, information management, landing and navigation systems for the new wide-body jets. The company says its total contract for the newly designed commercial jet is valued at about $2.5 billion.
More than 600 A350 jets have been ordered by airlines throughout the world.
The jet, made of composite alloys and carbon fiber, is lighter in weight to save fuel. It is designed to carry from 270 to 350 passengers and is expected to be delivered for service next year.