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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?”

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?”

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”

Can a Wiring Harness be Repaired or Overhauled?

Posted by John Ashour on July 24, 2017

A common question asked of InterConnect Wiring is, “Can InterConnect repair or overhaul a wiring harnesses?” The short answer to this question is “Yes we can!” The long answer is that in many cases it is less expensive to produce a new wiring harness instead of repairing or overhauling an old one. Typical wiring harnesses … Continue reading “Can a Wiring Harness be Repaired or Overhauled?”

Who is ILN and What is Their Specialty?

Posted by Clare McGarrey on June 19, 2017

Founded in 1989 and based out of southern California, ILN Technologies, Inc. is one of InterConnect Wiring’s exclusive distributors. ILN is ISO 9001 Certified, a Member of the Aviation Suppliers Association (ASA), and an FAA AC 00-56A accredited company. ILN supplies new manufactured parts and components by subcontracting to qualified manufacturers like InterConnect Wiring. ILN … Continue reading “Who is ILN and What is Their Specialty?”

Who is DTE and What is Their Specialty?

Posted by Clare McGarrey on June 5, 2017

Defense Technology Equipment Inc. (DTE) is a highly specialized logistic military procurement company based out of the US since 1989. This company is known for providing technical and Aircraft On the Ground (AOG) support. DTE is committed to delivering top-notch service and care in a short period of time. DTE is able to operate under … Continue reading “Who is DTE and What is Their Specialty?”

What are F-16 Fuel Cell Wiring Harnesses and Why Replace Them?

Posted by John Ashour on May 29, 2017

Jet fuel is stored in five locations in an F-16 including: (1) the wings, (2) a large fuel bladder located behind the cockpit, (3) gas tanks on the wings and/or center fuselage, (4) Conformal Fuel Tanks (CFT’s) and (5) the aft fuselage that surrounds the engine. The aft fuselage that surrounds the engine is also … Continue reading “What are F-16 Fuel Cell Wiring Harnesses and Why Replace Them?”

What is a Station 5 Wiring Harness? Why is it Often Replaced?

Posted by John Ashour on May 1, 2017

On the F-16 aircraft there are nine wing weapon stations.  A wing weapon station is an attachment point for an ordnance such as a bomb, missile, or rocket.  Wing stations can also carry reconnaissance pods, cameras, fuel tanks, or storage containers.  Station 1 is on the tip of the left wing.  Station 2, 3, and … Continue reading “What is a Station 5 Wiring Harness? Why is it Often Replaced?”

What Are the Disadvantages of Kapton Insulated Wire?

Posted by Marc Piloian on April 24, 2017

On April 3, 2017 InterConnect informed the reader about The Advantages of Kapton Wire. Today, we will present information about the Disadvantages of Kapton Insulated Wire. After years of use in many different civilian and military platforms including the F-16, UH-60, AH-1, F-15, and F-18, serious safety issues began to appear. Once the Kapton wire … Continue reading “What Are the Disadvantages of Kapton Insulated Wire?”

Who is Blue Aerospace and What is Their Specialty

Posted by Clare McGarrey on April 17, 2017

Blue Aerospace is an industry leader in provisioning a wide range of innovative services and support concepts to military end users and their maintenance partners worldwide. Blue is certified with AS9120 REV. A, FAA PMA, ATF, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, EADS, Heroux-Devtek, and other OEM quality compliance standards. Blue Aerospace focuses on the aftermarket support … Continue reading “Who is Blue Aerospace and What is Their Specialty”

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