Military Aircraft Wiring Blog

Five Advantages of Being a Lockheed Martin F-16 Licensee

Posted by John Ashour on Feb 25, 2015 2:22:00 PM

 InterConnect Wiring has been a Lockheed Martin licensee for F-16 electrical products for over 12 years.  This designation is quite an honor for our company.  As a licensee for F-16 electrical products InterConnect has supported all of Lockheed Martin’s customers which include over twenty-five nations that fly the F-16.  Over the years many people have asked us: (1) what does it mean to be licensee and (2) what are the advantages of being a licensee?  The purpose of this blog is to answer these excellent questions.

 
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Happy New Year! 4 Ways to Welcome 2015 with Open Arms & Minds

Posted by Clare McGarrey on Feb 10, 2015 11:21:15 AM

I’m sitting here at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington D.C. and it is a very good thing I am a morning person. It is 5 till 6 in the morning – been up since 0430 – and I am writing this blog. I know this sounds corny but I am so excited about a new year. Personally, 2014 was a rough year with plenty of medical issues with our one and only saint-of-a-son, Nicky. But professionally speaking, it was ideal.

 

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Training for Engaged Excellence

Posted by Jeanie Peel on Dec 15, 2014 3:06:00 PM

InterConnect assemblers play an important role in our success.

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You Can’t Do It All – Mitigating Risk through Supplier Partnerships

Posted by Michael Lewis on Dec 2, 2014 1:50:00 PM

Ask any successful company about their vision or their purpose and you’re sure to get a multitude of responses, but at the end of the day it’s a pretty simple question, right? Why do we do what we do? At InterConnect Wiring, the answer is that "We do the most critical tasks for our customers better and faster than they once thought possible!."

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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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