InterConnect assemblers play an important role in our success.
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!."
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.