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What are the Ten Most Problematic Areas for Kapton Wiring Inside an F-16?

Posted by John Ashour on November 13, 2017

Like most airplanes, the F-16 is made up of four basic structures: (1) fuselage, (2) wings, (3) horizontal tail, and (4) vertical tail.  Inside each of these structures are smaller sections that house: (a) other structures such as bulkheads, (b) equipment (both electrical and mechanical), (3) tubing/ducting, and (4) electrical wiring harnesses.   Tubing/ducting and electrical … Continue reading “What are the Ten Most Problematic Areas for Kapton Wiring Inside an F-16?”

Who is APS and What is Their Specialty?

Posted by Clare McGarrey on November 6, 2017

Aviation Procurement Systems (APS) is a privately-owned, parts and repair service for military and commercial aircraft equipment based out of Gaithersburg, Maryland. APS works directly with foreign governments worldwide in order to distribute necessary aerospace, defense, and security supplies. They focus on providing fixed wing and helicopter parts from their industry-leading OEM partners. Along with … Continue reading “Who is APS and What is Their Specialty?”

How Many Breeches are There in the Wiring of a 20-Year-Old F-16?

Posted by John Ashour on October 30, 2017

Two common question that InterConnect receives are: (1) “How many wiring harnesses are there in an aircraft? and (2) “How many miles of wire are there in an aircraft?” This blog will answer these questions as well as one more question which is “How many breeches are there in the wires of a 20-year-old F-16?” … Continue reading “How Many Breeches are There in the Wiring of a 20-Year-Old F-16?”

What is Arc Tracking of Kapton Insulated F-16 Wire?

Posted by John Ashour on October 23, 2017

Until 2001, all F-16’s were manufactured with wiring harnesses that contained Kapton insulated wires.  In May 2001, Lockheed Martin asked the companies who were making F-16 wiring harnesses to replace Kapton insulated wires with TKT insulated wires.  Kapton is a DuPont tradename as is TKT.  TKT stands for Teflon/Kapton/Teflon.   Kapton is a light-weight insulation … Continue reading “What is Arc Tracking of Kapton Insulated F-16 Wire?”

How Many Breeches in F-16 Wire Insulation is Acceptable?  

Posted by John Ashour on October 16, 2017

Occasionally a customer will ask InterConnect how many breeches in a wire’s insulation is acceptable.  The answer is an easy one; there should not be any breeches in the insulation of any wire inside an aircraft.  So why is that? And, what is a breech? A breech in the insulation of a wire is when … Continue reading “How Many Breeches in F-16 Wire Insulation is Acceptable?  “

Fourth Quarter Trade Shows

Posted by Clare McGarrey on September 25, 2017

In the fourth and final quarter of 2017, InterConnect Wiring will be attending many more trade shows and conferences! The first trade show of October is the AAAA Luther Jones Army Aviation Sustainment Forum from the 4th – 5th, located in Corpus Christi, Texas. This forum acts as a networking platform for those in the … Continue reading “Fourth Quarter Trade Shows”

How Do You Refurbish Leading Edge Wing Multiplex Panels?

Posted by John Ashour on September 19, 2017

InterConnect Wiring is in the F-16 refurbishment business. We refurbish many F-16 electrical products including: (1) Cockpit Panels, (2) Circuit Breaker or Power Panels, (3) Relay Panels, (4) Fuselage Multiplex (Mux) Panels, and (5) Wing Mux Panels. The most common type of F-16 mux panels that InterConnect refurbish are the ones found in the leading … Continue reading “How Do You Refurbish Leading Edge Wing Multiplex Panels?”

Who is LGA and What is Their Specialty?

Posted by Clare McGarrey on September 11, 2017

Long Global Aeronautics (LGA) specializes in distributing electrical and structural components to over 4,500 F-16 aircraft worldwide. LGA is based only 4 miles away from Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth, Texas, where the first F-16 was created. LGA is a certified HUBZone corporation and a registered Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) entity.   The specific … Continue reading “Who is LGA and What is Their Specialty?”

F-16 TCG WWR, InterConnect Wiring, and Soft Style T-Shirts

Posted by Clare McGarrey on September 4, 2017

What does the 2017 F-16 Technical Coordination Group (TCG) World Wide Review (WWR), InterConnect Wiring, and T-Shirts have in common? A lot! All three will be in Ogden, Utah from September 10th through September 14th, 2017. InterConnect Wiring is celebrating 25 Years in Business by giving out t-shirts at this year’s F-16 TCG WWR. In … Continue reading “F-16 TCG WWR, InterConnect Wiring, and Soft Style T-Shirts”

INTERCONNECT WIRING IS SAFE

Posted by InterConnect on August 28, 2017

InterConnect Wiring has received numerous calls of concern from our customers regarding the impact that Hurricane Harvey has had on us here in Texas. We are happy to say that we are safe and that our operations are not affected like our fellow Texans to the South of us. Fort Worth, the home of InterConnect … Continue reading “INTERCONNECT WIRING IS SAFE”

Our Licenses

We are the sole licensee of Lockheed Martin for F-16 electrical products. Through this agreement, we have access to Lockheed Martin’s F-16 engineering data, tooling and configuration control information. We also have a Technical Services agreement with Sikorsky for all of their aircraft. This agreement allows us to obtain their engineering data needed to rewire helicopters that Sikorsky manufactures.

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