Military Aircraft Wiring Blog

How to Survive a Military Aircraft Trade Show

Posted by Christopher Smith on Nov 17, 2014 10:36:00 PM

Over the last eight weeks, I have been to seven different Military aircraft industry trade shows in five different states. I quickly learned about F-15’s, C-130’s, F-16’s, and UH-60’s. Most importantly, I learned what it takes to survive a Military aircraft industry trade show. In this blog, I have outlined some of the best practices for those who are tasked to attend Military aircraft industry trade shows.

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What Does It Take to Rewire an F-15 Fighter Aircraft?

Posted by John Ashour on Nov 3, 2014 10:24:00 PM

Rewiring an aircraft is a very challenging task. Rewiring a fighter jet is even more challenging than other military aircraft because of the limited space and the fact that almost all of the equipment (i.e. Line Replaceable Units or LRUs) need to be removed to get to the wiring harness bundles.

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Fall Weather, Football Season & The Fort Worth Alliance Airshow

Posted by Jason Moore on Oct 24, 2014 5:15:57 PM

With Fall weather rapidly approaching and football season in full swing, there’s a lot of things for people to be excited about. The Fort Worth Alliance Air Show is coming soon. This time of the year is a favorite of mine. You have high school football games on Friday nights, college games on Saturdays, NFL games on Sundays, and one of my favorite events, the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show. In fact, it is this weekend, October 25th and 26th!

 

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Why Is It Impossible to Order a Spare C-130 Wiring Harness?

Posted by John Ashour on Oct 6, 2014 3:11:00 PM

 Lockheed Martin is the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and design authority for the C-130. C-130s were originally designed in the 1950’s and are still being produced today. Thus far, Lockheed has made over 2,400 C-130s and over 60 countries fly them. It is an extremely durable aircraft that is loved throughout the world.

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When Should You Replace F-16 Multiplex (Mux) Panels???

Posted by John Ashour on Aug 13, 2014 8:18:00 AM

The F-16 contains many multiplex or mux panels. Mux panels contain multiplex transformers that are either enclosed in a sheet metal box or are mounted to a sheet metal plate. The mux transformers transmit digital avionic signals for the navigation, flight control, and weapons systems. Similar to any aircraft part, there comes a time when mux panels should be repaired or replaced.

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FOD How it Affects Your Life

Posted by Titus Ashour on Jul 22, 2014 7:55:00 AM

The efforts to prevent Foreign Object Damage/Debris (FOD) in aircraft products procured for the U.S. Government by the defense industry have been significant and worthwhile.

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Three Common Mistakes Making F-16 Wired Panel Assemblies

Posted by John Ashour on Jun 26, 2014 1:09:00 PM

Lockheed Martin is the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and design authority for the F-16. Like any OEM, Lockheed established processes and controls to assure that new production parts as well as spare parts are made according to its engineering design guidelines and specifications.

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Managing Projects Effectively.

Posted by Joshua Bryant on Apr 21, 2014 3:28:00 PM

So you are a buyer for components on an H-60 Aircraft rewire.   You struggle with suppliers consistently giving you bad news at the last minute. In fact, they call you in distress hoping that you can solve their problem. You have to be the ultimate project manager.

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At InterConnect We Think AS9100 is BORING!

Posted by Marc Piloian on Apr 16, 2014 2:45:00 PM

Chances are your aerospace wiring supplier has a quality system that complies with AS9100. They have process manuals, training programs and a nice plaque on the wall from some registrar. They get audited every so often; have a record in OASIS and quality measurements posted all over the place.

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Five Reasons Wiring Harnesses Need to Be Expedited

Posted by John Ashour on Apr 7, 2014 1:15:00 PM

Are you a Purchaser or Procurement Agent for an aerospace manufacturing company? Are you often asked to expedite orders for electrical wiring harnesses? If you are, please read on. With over 20 years in the aircraft industry, InterConnect Wiring is no longer surprised how many times our customers ask us to expedite their orders. This normally occurs right after placing the initial order with us. It happens so often that InterConnect has developed a speed-line process to handle these orders. The purpose of this blog is to help procurement personnel understand why they are often asked to stamp their wiring harness purchase orders with the metaphoric “EXPEDITE” stamp.

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