B/E Aerospace, Inc. was a manufacturer of aircraft passenger cabin
interior products for the commercial and business jet aircraft
B/E Aerospace has leading worldwide market shares in all of
its major product lines and serves virtually all of the world's
airlines, aircraft manufacturers and leasing companies through its
direct global sales and customer support organizations.[citation
needed] Based in Wellington, Florida, the company was capitalized
as a $4.2 billion corporation as of January 2016.
3 Oxygen Systems
4 Acquisition by Rockwell Collins
5 See also
7 External links
Amin Khoury in 1987,
B/E Aerospace has evolved from a $3
million company to $2.6 billion in revenue, making it the world’s
leading manufacturer of aircraft interior products and solutions for
the commercial, business jet, and military markets. B/E’s history
has been one of multiple acquisitions coupled with strong internal
On June 1, 2005,
Air Canada awarded a $50-million (U.S.) contract to
B/E Aerospace Inc., to upgrade seating in 143
In 2012, B/E's ALCI division became the sole source for all future
lavatories on new build Boeing 737 aircraft. Introducing their
patented Spacewall lavatory, airlines can take advantage of space
provided to add up to 6 passenger seats per aircraft. Delta Air Lines
was the launch customer, with the first aircraft delivery on
In December 2014, B/E announced that it had completed the spin-off of
its aerospace fasteners and consumables business, creating KLX, Inc.
B/E Aerospace was bought in April 2017 for $6.4 billion by the
avionics and aircraft connectivity provider
Rockwell Collins based in
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, which competes with
Honeywell and more recently
with Garmin. B/E shareholders would own 20% of the new Rockwell which
would have $8.1 billion in revenues and $1.9 billion in pre-tax
earnings with nearly 30,000 employees.
The company is a major provider of airline seats to many airlines
worldwide. Some significant customers include United Airlines, Delta
Air Lines, Emirates Airlines, Qatar Airways, Air France, KLM,
Lufthansa, Qantas, Japan Airlines, and Southwest Airlines. Customers
using the company's most popular product - Diamond Business Class
Seat, include Aeroflot, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air China, American
Airlines, China Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Delta Air Lines,
KLM, Qatar Airways, Thai Airways, United Airlines, Virgin Australia
and Xiamen Airlines. Some of B/E Aerospace's rivals in the airline
seating industry include Acro Aircraft Seating in the UK, Zodiac Seats
U.S. in Gainesville, Texas, Zodiac Seats France, STELIA Sogerma Seats
in France, Geven in Italy,
Recaro in Germany,
Expliseat in France and
Aviointeriors in Italy.
In the Business Jet Seating segment, B/E Aerospace's main competitors
are United Technologies Corporation's Decrane Aircraft Seating in
Iacobucci in Italy, and PAC Seating Systems in
Palm City, Florida.
B/E Aerospace also manufactures beverage makers, ovens, oxygen
systems, lavatories and interior lighting for commercial aircraft and
business jets. B/E Aerospace's Interior Structures division based
in Leighton Buzzard UK, manufactures and supplies galley monuments for
the Airbus A350.
FAA announced on 11 August 2008 that it would investigate why
"almost half the masks either did not deploy or failed to provide
oxygen" during a pan-pan event on
American Airlines Flight 31 The
FAA had recently issued airworthiness directives regarding problems
with defective inline flow indicators obstructing the BE Aerospace
oxygen masks on several Boeing commercial aircraft models. B/E had
identified a repair in February 2006. Boeing then issued a "Special
Attention Service Bulletin" to inspect and if necessary repair the
masks in April 2007. The directives only require action by April 2013
unless already done.
Acquisition by Rockwell Collins
Rockwell Collins, a manufacturer and supplier of aviation and
integrated solutions for both commercial and government applications,
filed for regulatory approval for its intended acquisition of B/E
Aerospace before the Philippine Competition Commission since the
latter has a branch in the Philippines operating a manufacturing plant
in Tanauan, Batangas.
As a result of the acquisition, a newly created direct or indirect
subsidiary of Rockwell Collins, Quarterback Merger Sub Corp., will
merge with and into B/E Aerospace, with the latter surviving the
merger as a direct or indirect subsidiary of Rockwell Collins.
^ Company history (primary source)
^ a b c d "BE Aerospace SEC 10K 2016".
^ BE Aerospace (BEAV) annual SEC balance sheet filing via Wikinvest.
^ "SEC Form 10-K, year ending Dec. 31, 2014". Corporate Website. B/E
Aerospace, Inc. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
^ "Locations." BE Aerospace. Retrieved on July 13, 2010.
^ "B/E Aerospace, Inc". Google Finance. Retrieved 9 January
^ "SEC Form 10-K, year ending Dec. 31, 2014". Retrieved 9 January
^ "Airline upgrading seats".
^ "B/E Aerospace, Inc. Completes Spin-off of KLX Inc". Corporate
Website. B/E Aerospace. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
Rockwell Collins completes acquisition of B/E Aerospace".
www.rockwellcollins.com. Retrieved 2017-04-27.
Rockwell Collins Buying
B/E Aerospace For $8 Billion". Aviation
Week. Oct 23, 2016.
^ Hough, Jack. "B/E Aerospace: Cleared for Takeoff". Barrons. Dow
Jones. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
^ Dan Weikel
FAA reviewing reports of malfunctioning oxygen masks on
American flight, Los Angeles Times, 12 August 2008
^ 2008 Passenger oxygen mask airworthiness directives on Boeing
aircraft, US Federal Aviation Administration
^ a b "Commission Decision No. 04-M-002/2017: Acquisition by Rockwell
Collins, Inc. of B/E Aerospace, Inc. - Philippine Competition
Commission". phcc.gov.ph. Retrieved 2017-05-15.
BE Aerospace SEC Filings
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Clayton M. Jones
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