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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”

Why Replace Leading Edge Wing Wiring Harnesses?

Posted by John Ashour on April 10, 2017

A common question asked of InterConnect Wiring is, “In harsh environments, which wiring harnesses inside an F-16 are affected most?” By harsh, they mean what we call the Big Six: (1) Very hot or very cold temperatures. (2) Grease and other fluids in the area as well as other contaminants such as sand and dust. … Continue reading “Why Replace Leading Edge Wing Wiring Harnesses?”

What are the Advantages of Kapton Insulated Wire?

Posted by Jeanie Peel on April 3, 2017

If you have been reading the Wonderful World of Wiring newsletter over the past 18 months, you have seen that InterConnect Wiring, along with other companies (such as Lockheed Martin) and government agencies (such as the United States Navy) warn of the problems of polyimide AKA Kapton wire.  When InterConnect briefs a country about their … Continue reading “What are the Advantages of Kapton Insulated Wire?”

What is Falcon Wire?

Posted by John Ashour on March 13, 2017

Many people in the F-16 community have heard of two of the largest F-16 structural update programs, (1) Falcon Up and (2) Falcon Star. These programs were designed by Lockheed Martin to extend the service life of F-16s. Back in 2005, InterConnect Wiring asked about increasing the service life for F-16 wiring. There was no … Continue reading “What is Falcon Wire?”

When Was Kapton Insulation for Wires Developed?

Posted by Mike Winters on February 13, 2017

Around the late 1960s a polyimide film with a resistance to high heat called Kapton was developed. This material appeared stable over a wide range of temperatures and was gas, steam and water tight. These properties allowed it to be used across many different applications and environments. Since Kapton was considered a good electrical isolator … Continue reading “When Was Kapton Insulation for Wires Developed?”

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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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