If perception is reality, then avionics and cabin interiors leader Rockwell Collins is “in play” to be acquired, with multi-industrial conglomerate United Technologies Corp. (UTC) the first contender. That was the talk within industry the weekend following late-breaking news Aug. 4 that UTC was looking to buy Rockwell. A Rockwell spokesperson declined to comment to ATW’s sister publication Aviation Week; but industry observers were already buzzing. “The key ...

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