What Is An Amended Type Certificate?

Posted by Mike Janney on August 13, 2019

An Amended Type Certificate is the approval to modify a Type Certificate. Only the FAA has the authority to amend an already approved Type Certificate. When the holder of the Type Certificate receives approval from the FAA, an Amended Type Certificate is released. This amendment approves not only the modification of the aircraft but also … Continue reading “What Is An Amended Type Certificate?”

Is There A Difference Between Defense and Commercial Aviation Wiring Harnesses?

Posted by Clare McGarrey on July 30, 2019

Yesterday I took my son to Lone Star Park to see some horseracing. He asked me if there was a difference between the gray horses and the brown horses besides color because his uncle told him that gray horses were terrible. I told him that horses are basically the same and that brown horses are … Continue reading “Is There A Difference Between Defense and Commercial Aviation Wiring Harnesses?”

What Is A Supplemental Type Certificate?

Posted by Marc Piloian on July 16, 2019

A supplemental type certificate (STC) in the United States is an FAA approved major modification or repair to an existing type certified aircraft, engine or propeller. The purpose of the STC process is to ensure the modified or repaired item remains airworthy in accordance with the approved standards and requirements of the original type certificate. … Continue reading “What Is A Supplemental Type Certificate?”

Top 7 3rd Quarter 2019 Aerospace Tradeshows & Conferences You Do NOT Want to Miss!

Posted by Clare McGarrey on July 1, 2019

Feria Aeronautica July 11 – July 14, 2019 F-AIR Colombia is an event for representatives from aeronautical companies to gather and present civil and defense aviation advances in Antioquia, Colombia. The event showcases aerospace and defense companies, static displays, an air show, and more. To join the count down and learn more, visit http://www.f-aircolombia.com.co/?i=2. My … Continue reading “Top 7 3rd Quarter 2019 Aerospace Tradeshows & Conferences You Do NOT Want to Miss!”

What does EWIS mean?

Posted by Clare McGarrey on June 18, 2019

In the aviation industry, we sure LOVE using acronyms. It doesn’t matter if the aircraft is for military or commercial application, we LOVE our acronyms. Lately, I have noticed more and more references to the acronym EWIS. So, what does EWIS mean? EWIS is an acronym for Electrical Wiring InterConnect System or Electrical Wiring InterConnection … Continue reading “What does EWIS mean?”

InterConnect Sponsors the 2019 SHPE Golf Tournament with Lockheed Martin

Posted by Clare McGarrey on June 4, 2019

As is tradition, InterConnect helped to sponsor this year’s SHPE Scholarship Golf Tournament, a local charity hosted by Lockheed Martin that benefits research in STEM. InterConnect is proud to have teamed up with Lockheed Martin and The Society of Hispanic Engineers (SHPE) to support the youth today entering the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and … Continue reading “InterConnect Sponsors the 2019 SHPE Golf Tournament with Lockheed Martin”

What is an Original Design Approval Process?

Posted by Jeanie Peel on May 21, 2019

An original FAA design approval is a five-phase process in which an applicant applies for design approval of an aircraft. The end result, if approved, is a Type Certificate. The steps to approval are: Phase 1 – Design and Concept This is the fun part! This phase is initiated when the applicant begins design concept … Continue reading “What is an Original Design Approval Process?”

Is a Wire Termination the Same for Commercial and Defense Aircraft Wiring Harnesses?

Posted by Clare McGarrey on May 7, 2019

InterConnect Wiring must perform hundreds of wire terminations daily. A wire termination is the practice of ending a transmission line with a device, such as a contact (that will be inserted into a connector) or a terminal. There are many types of terminations in the aircraft industry, but the majority for commercial and defense aircraft … Continue reading “Is a Wire Termination the Same for Commercial and Defense Aircraft Wiring Harnesses?”

InterConnect Releases New Electrical Wiring Engineering Design eBook!

Posted by Marc Piloian on April 23, 2019

This eBook is the 8th in a series developed by InterConnect Wiring. It aims to provide engineering and technical personnel unfamiliar with wiring harness design insight into some of the process steps required to design an Electrical Wiring Interconnect System (EWIS) for combat aircraft such as the F-15 or F-16 as well as air vehicles … Continue reading “InterConnect Releases New Electrical Wiring Engineering Design eBook!”

Aircraft Plugs and Receptacle Connectors Are Just Like Legos – Here’s Why

Posted by Clare McGarrey on April 9, 2019

As I was helping my son put together the huge Harry Potter Lego Set he saved up for with his chores and gift money, I focused in on the details of two particular Legos. Unless you have been living on a different planet, you know that Legos fit together with “male” and “female” pieces. This … Continue reading “Aircraft Plugs and Receptacle Connectors Are Just Like Legos – Here’s Why”