Collins and USAF’s History of Collaboration

Collins Aerospace marks its 26th year of collaborating with the U.S. Air Force to upgrade more than 400 KC-135 aircraft with new Communications, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) solutions under its open systems approach to the Global Air Traffic Management (GATM) program. Working together, Collins and USAF enabled the KC-135 to freely operate in civil airspace and remain  mission relevant, safe and reliable 60 years after the KC-135 was first introduced into service.