Military Aircraft Wiring Blog

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!



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Five Common Mistakes When Designing Aircraft Modification Kits

Posted by John Ashour on Mar 24, 2014 2:22:00 PM

In the last 20 years InterConnect Wiring has assembled thousands of aircraft modification kits (AKA mod kits, loose wiring assemblies, or LWA’s) for a wide variety of OEM’s (Original Equipment Manufacturers).  During this time InterConnect has witnessed some repetitive problems associated with these kits.  Currently there is no aircraft modification kit standard throughout the industry thus the design can vary widely from company to company.  Until there is an industry standard, design engineers and aircraft kit manufactures should start collecting and sharing information to develop a list of best practices.  Provided below is the start of such a list - five common mistakes made when designing aircraft modification kits.


Topics: modification, Modification Kits, Kits, Military Kits, mod kits, Loose wiring assemblies, LWA's

HELI-Expo – What a Ride!

Posted by Clare McGarrey on Mar 6, 2014 1:59:00 PM

As I look out of the window of my family's bedroom on Amtrak #422, I am curious to know why there is a man in the middle of nowhere, just standing there. I am on the Sunset Limited route from Los Angeles, California back to Fort Worth, Texas, just leaving HAI's Heli-Expo. It was a great week in Anaheim, California and the excitement of helicopters, companies, and friendly faces was wonderful. I met with friends from Sikorsky, Bell, MD Helicopters, RSG, and L-3 to name a few.


Topics: F-16 Electrical Wiring Harness, HAI, Cockpit Panels, Ground Support Equipment, HELI-EXPO

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