Rockwell Collins posts lower quarterly profit

April 17 Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:42am EDT

April 17 (Reuters) - Rockwell Collins Inc, a maker of avionics and other electronics systems for aircraft, reported a lower quarterly profit on Thursday as its income tax expense rose.

Net income in the fiscal second quarter ended March 31 was $148 million, or $1.08 a diluted share, compared with $161 million, or $1.17 a share, a year earlier.

(Reporting by Karen Jacobs in Atlanta)