Rockwell Collins was selected yesterday by Boeing to provide the avionics system for the 747-8 Intercontinental and -8 freighter. Value was not disclosed for the deal, which includes the entire suite of flightdeck displays as well as autopilot, communication, navigation, surveillance, maintenance, emergency and data management systems. The 747-8F is scheduled to enter service in late 2009 with initial deliveries to Cargolux and Nippon Cargo Airlines (ATWOnline, Nov. 16, 2005), while the -8I ...

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