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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 11, 2019
CONTACT: Tana Bosshard

The GPS Innovation Alliance Announces New Member

Collins Aerospace Joins Alliance Dedicated to Protecting, Promoting and Enhancing the

Use of GPS Technology

WASHINGTON – Today, the GPS Innovation Alliance (GPSIA) announced Collins Aerospace as the newest member of the organization. Collins Aerospace, one of the world’s largest suppliers of aerospace and defense products, joins founding member companies John Deere, Garmin and Trimble as well as 11 national organizations who make up GPSIA’s affiliates program. Collins will further bolster the Alliance’s goal of enhancing GPS innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship.


“We are excited to welcome Collins Aerospace as the newest member of the GPS Innovation Alliance,” said GPSIA Executive Director J. David Grossman. “As one of the leading aerospace companies in the world, Collins has a long and deep history with GPS technology, beginning with the first GPS signal ever received from the roof of their facilities in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. We look forward to working with Collins Aerospace as the newest member of GPSIA and are confident that they will be a valuable addition in our efforts to heighten awareness of the economic importance and societal benefits of GPS.”


The following is a comment from Frank Zane, Associate Director, Business Development, Position, Navigation, Timing (PNT), Collins Aerospace:


"GPS technology is vital to Collins Aerospace, enabling us to achieve innovative solutions for the aerospace and defense industries. We are thrilled to join the GPS Innovation Alliance in their long-standing efforts to ensure the continuous availability, accuracy, reliability, and resiliency of the GPS constellation."

About GPS Innovation Alliance

The GPS Innovation Alliance was founded by Deere & Company, Garmin International, Inc. and Trimble Inc. The Alliance recognizes the ever-increasing importance of Global Positioning System (GPS) and other Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technologies to the global economy and infrastructure and is firmly committed to furthering GPS innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. The GPS Innovation Alliance seeks to protect, promote and enhance the use of GPS. For more information, please visit


About Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together UTC Aerospace Systems and Rockwell Collins, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market. For more information, visit



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