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Alexander Rossi and Caterham F1 Team to Join Sponsor Rockwell Collins in OSH KOSH

Friday, July 20, 2012 1:35AM

Thursday 19th July 2012 - Caterham F1 Team Test Driver Alexander Rossi has confirmed today his presence alongside Caterham F1 Team supplier Rockwell Collins at the prestigious 2012 EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, USA, running from July 23rd – 29th.

Rockwell Collins, who have entered into a strategic agreement with Caterham F1 Team, will display the T128 F1 showcar at their exhibit and Alexander will be on hand during the aviation event to meet fans, host autograph sessions and support Rockwell Collins in bringing Formula One to the USA.

Alexander will be available for media interviews prior to and throughout the event, and will be completing a series of autograph signing sessions for fans (schedule to be defined) with photograph opportunities with the Caterham F1 Team showcar and at the Rockwell Collins pavilion.

Alexander Rossi, Caterham F1 Team Test Driver: “Rockwell Collins is a fantastic company, and the knowledge that I have of them and the aviation that they’re already involved in is incredibly impressive in terms of the avionics and the technological side of aerodynamics. I was able to spend the better part of a day last week with them at the Farnborough UK Airshow and learned so much about their industry and products. The fact that they’ve become a supplier to Caterham F1 Team, considering that Formula One is one of the most technologically advanced sports in the world, makes perfect sense. As Test Driver for Caterham F1 Team, I look forward to representing both Caterham and Rockwell Collins at the Airventure, Air Show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, next week, furthering the relationship with Rockwell Collins and Caterham.”

Colin Mahoney, Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Commercial Systems at Rockwell Collins ″The Rockwell Collins’ pavilion will have something for everyone at this year’s show, whether you’re a history buff, future technology enthusiast or somewhere in between. We hope all EAA attendees will stop by to help us celebrate our historical, industry-transforming achievements and seeing the future of aviation. We're thrilled to be hosting the Caterham F1 Team and driver Alexander Rossi at our AirVenture exhibit.

″Caterham's presence with us at Oshkosh is a perfect complement to the award-winning innovation we'll have on display at the show.″

Riad Asmat, Caterham Group CEO: “We are delighted that Rockwell Collins and Alexander will be doing so much at Oshkosh to help push the F1 message to the US audience. We know how important the show is in terms of its global reach and to have our team represented there so well is another good step for us in engaging with the US audience.”

About Rockwell Collins


Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronic solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, information management, and simulation and training is delivered by 20,000 employees, and a global service and support network that crosses 27 countries. To find out more, please visit www.rockwellcollins.com.

Media Contact:
Josh Baynes (onsite at EAA AirVenture Exhibit 239)
319.491.5796 mobile
319.263.9132 office
jebaynes@rockwellcollins.com

EXHIBIT HIGHLIGHTS:
Attendees are invited to stop by the Rockwell Collins’ pavilion (#239) for product demonstrations and conversations with key personnel about the company’s newest offerings.

Aside from its physical presence and Hanger C sponsorship, Rockwell Collins is the presenting sponsor of EAA AirVenture’s daily airshows,including the widely popular Night Air Show on Saturday, July 28. Since debuting in 2010, this event has become the marquee attraction of ″Super Saturday″ on AirVenture's final evening.
It is scheduled to begin at approximately 20:30, with fireworks and the ″Wall of Fire″ to follow.
The Rockwell Collins Night Air Show is a one-of-a-kind, signature event, bringing tens of thousands of people to the flightline to see some of the world's best aerobatic artists performing in sync with pyrotechnics and music.