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What are the MTBF Recommendations for F-16 Wiring Harnesses?

Posted by John Ashour on January 15, 2018

This blog is a detailed one and InterConnect is going to do something that never has been done before! InterConnect is going to set MTBFs for F-16 electrical wiring harnesses!  If you are new to the term MTBF, please read this previous blog.  If you want more information on why MTBF’s are not set for … Continue reading “What are the MTBF Recommendations for F-16 Wiring Harnesses?”

InterConnect Wiring Celebrates 25 Years in Business

Posted by Clare McGarrey on January 8, 2018

InterConnect Wiring Celebrates 25 Years in Business Celebration To Be Held Thursday, 11 January 2018 3pm – 6pm   FORT WORTH, TX, January 9, 2018:  InterConnect Wiring will celebrate its 25th Anniversary this week at its facility at 5024 W. Vickery Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107. John Ashour, President and Founder of InterConnect, invites all … Continue reading “InterConnect Wiring Celebrates 25 Years in Business”

Why is MTBF Not Determined for Aircraft Electrical Wiring Harnesses?

Posted by John Ashour on December 18, 2017

InterConnect’s blog entitled “What is Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) for F-16 Wiring Harnesses?” provides details about what MTBF is and why it is important.  The purpose of this blog is to explain reasons why MTBF is not determined for aircraft electrical wiring harnesses including the F-16. Before we delve into this discussion more, there … Continue reading “Why is MTBF Not Determined for Aircraft Electrical Wiring Harnesses?”

What is Inherent Viscosity for F-16 Wiring Harnesses?

Posted by John Ashour on December 11, 2017

This is the most difficult blog that I have written concerning F-16 wiring harnesses.  It is difficult because it is a technical subject that needs to be understandable to the average reader of InterConnect’s articles.   InterConnect has written blogs on the benefits of Kapton wiring as well as the problems of Kapton wiring.  InterConnect … Continue reading “What is Inherent Viscosity for F-16 Wiring Harnesses?”

Where are Aircraft Circuit Breaker Panels and Why Refurbish Them?  

Posted by Clare McGarrey on November 27, 2017

In a previous blog InterConnect taught us the difference between a circuit breaker panel and a power panel. The purpose of this blog is to explain where circuit breaker panels are located inside of an aircraft and why you may want to refurbish them.   If this blog was written by the president of InterConnect … Continue reading “Where are Aircraft Circuit Breaker Panels and Why Refurbish Them?  “

What is the MTBF for F-16 Wiring Harnesses?

Posted by John Ashour on November 20, 2017

Many readers probably do not know what the term Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) means.  MTBF is a measurement of the number of days (or years) that a device will fail based on test results or past performance.  In the aerospace industry, MTBF is calculated for just about every piece of equipment that has active … Continue reading “What is the MTBF for F-16 Wiring Harnesses?”

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?”

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