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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?”

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?  “

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?”

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”

Why Aircraft Pylon Wiring Harnesses Should Be Replaced

Posted by John Ashour on August 28, 2017

An aircraft pylon is used to mount external equipment such as a weapon, reconnaissance pod, or external fuel tank.  Figure 1 shows a pylon attached to an F-15 fighter aircraft and Figure 2 shows a close up of an F-16 Centerline Pylon.                         In … Continue reading “Why Aircraft Pylon Wiring Harnesses Should Be Replaced”

Who is Simtech and What is Their Specialty?

Posted by Clare McGarrey on August 14, 2017

Founded in 1988, Simtech is an exporter and distributor of American-manufactured military aircraft components, based out of East Granby, Connecticut. Simtech’s main customer base is comprised of foreign-allied governments that are operating US military platforms. They have customers from all over the world, including Europe, North America, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia. Simtech … Continue reading “Who is Simtech and What is Their Specialty?”

Why and When Should You Refurbish F-16 Cockpit Panels?

Posted by John Ashour on June 26, 2017

The purpose of this blog is to describe what F-16 cockpit panels are and answer the following questions: (1) “Why refurbish them?” and (2) “When should they be refurbished?” Before answering these two questions, let me explain what a cockpit panel is. F-16 cockpit panels are electric, switch boxes located in front of and around … Continue reading “Why and When Should You Refurbish F-16 Cockpit Panels?”

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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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