A Glimpse Into the FAA and What They Do

Posted by Clare McGarrey on November 6, 2018

In May of 1926, U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signed the Air Commerce Act into law, which shifted management of air routes to the newly established Aeronautical Branch in the Department of Commerce. It’s director, William P. MacCracken Jr., was quoted in a 1929 Collier’s newspaper article that “commercial aviation is the first industry inspired by … Continue reading “A Glimpse Into the FAA and What They Do”

InterConnect Wiring Expands Offerings to Include Commercial Aviation Electrical Wiring Products and Services

Posted by Clare McGarrey on October 22, 2018

Having lead the industry in support of defense platforms for over a quarter century, InterConnect is now offering harnesses, cockpit panels, circuit breaker panels, black boxes, and rewire programs for the commercial aerospace industry. We are taking the same passion and processes that have been used for military jets, cargo airplanes, and helicopters, and applying … Continue reading “InterConnect Wiring Expands Offerings to Include Commercial Aviation Electrical Wiring Products and Services”

F-16 TCG WWR Post-Show Wrap Up – 3 Briefs You Do Not Want to Miss

Posted by Clare McGarrey on October 9, 2018

Last month I was, once again, privileged to meet with many of you in Ogden, Utah, at the F-16 Technical Coordination Group (TCG) World Wide Review (WWR). Besides the international Farnborough and Paris Air Shows, I cannot think of any busier show for InterConnect Wiring. This is not only one of our busiest conferences we … Continue reading “F-16 TCG WWR Post-Show Wrap Up – 3 Briefs You Do Not Want to Miss”

Fourth Quarter Trade Shows of 2018

Posted by Clare McGarrey on September 24, 2018

And finally, we come to the fourth and final quarter of important events in the Defense and Aerospace Industry for 2018! We’ll kick off October at The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC from the 8th – 10th. This exposition is obviously in support of our AWESOME Army with … Continue reading “Fourth Quarter Trade Shows of 2018”

InterConnect Wiring Is Growing! Appoints General Manager.

Posted by Clare McGarrey on August 27, 2018

After 25 years in business, InterConnect Wiring is proud to announce the appointment of Jeanie Peel as General Manager. Jeanie Peel is a veteran of InterConnect Wiring, having held various roles at the company since 1995. In addition to her current role as the supervisor of production, Ms. Peel will assume overall site leader responsibility … Continue reading “InterConnect Wiring Is Growing! Appoints General Manager.”

13 Ways to Design a Wiring Harness Poorly for Manufacturability

Posted by Jeanie Peel on August 20, 2018

So, you want to design a wiring harness. Here at InterConnect Wiring, we have had the pleasure of not only designing aircraft wiring harnesses for our customers, but also seeing thousands of other companies’ Build-To-Print (BTP) wiring harness drawing packages. As expected, we have seen some really good drawings & designs and frankly, some really … Continue reading “13 Ways to Design a Wiring Harness Poorly for Manufacturability”

How Far Should Flight Control Wiring Be Separated?

Posted by Randy Harmon on August 13, 2018

Many considerations go into determining how to route wiring inside of an aircraft.  Each system’s wiring must be routed separately to maintain control of the vehicle under normal and emergency conditions.  Flight control wiring should be kept separate from all firing and control circuits associated with ordnance and explosive subsystems. Control wiring passing through high-temperature … Continue reading “How Far Should Flight Control Wiring Be Separated?”

Four Methods to Separate Flight Control Wiring Harnesses in an Aircraft

Posted by John Ashour on August 6, 2018

The F-16 like many aircraft is a “fly by wire” aircraft. Instead of cables and pulleys, the aircraft is controlled by electrical signals. The electrical signals tell the flight control surfaces how to move and how fast to move. There are 5 flight control surfaces on the F-16: (1) leading edge flap, (2) trailing edge … Continue reading “Four Methods to Separate Flight Control Wiring Harnesses in an Aircraft”

Third Quarter Trade Shows and Events

Posted by Clare McGarrey on July 30, 2018

2018 has been an exciting year for InterConnect Wiring, filled with plenty of trade shows, events, and conferences, all over the world. We will continue to attend many more events during this 3rd quarter of the year.   Already this July, we attended the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) in London where we experienced world-class static … Continue reading “Third Quarter Trade Shows and Events”

Why is Connector Polarization Important in Wiring Harness Design?

Posted by Mike Winters on July 23, 2018

When designing aircraft wiring harnesses, or, in fact, any wiring harness, the main purpose of a wiring harness is to transmit signals or electrical power between components in a system.  However, this cannot be achieved unless the wiring harness can physically connect to these components. There are several ways to make these connections but probably … Continue reading “Why is Connector Polarization Important in Wiring Harness Design?”