Does the FAA have an Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems (EWIS) Training Program?

Posted by Clare McGarrey on December 2, 2019

I will cut to the chase… yes, there is an Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems (EWIS) Training Program and it is called FAA Advisory Circular (AC) 120-94. While these guidelines are not mandatory, they are derived from extensive Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and industry experience in determining compliance with the relevant regulations. Maintenance personnel need to … Continue reading “Does the FAA have an Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems (EWIS) Training Program?”

It’s Time for InterConnect Wiring’s Annual Toy Drive!

Posted by Clare McGarrey on November 19, 2019

  The holiday season is quickly approaching, which means it’s time once again for InterConnect’s Annual Christmas Toy Drive!  For the past 8 years, InterConnect has hosted a toy drive to benefit the Como Community Center, located just 2 miles from InterConnect Wiring in our immediate community.     We at InterConnect always look for ways … Continue reading “It’s Time for InterConnect Wiring’s Annual Toy Drive!”

InterConnect Signs Frazier Aviation as New F-16 Distributor

Posted by Clare McGarrey on November 5, 2019

  As the premium Lockheed Martin Licensee for F-16 electrical products and programs, InterConnect Wiring has to be extremely fastidious with the companies it selects to be an approved F-16 distributor. After careful consideration and multiple meetings, InterConnect is proud to announce its newest Approved Distributor for F-16 electrical products and programs, Frazier Aviation, Inc!  … Continue reading “InterConnect Signs Frazier Aviation as New F-16 Distributor”

TOP 5 REASONS TO REWIRE

Posted by Clare McGarrey on October 22, 2019

Does your aircraft have wiring issues? Are you wondering when you should rewire part or all of your aircraft? InterConnect Wiring has done multiple studies analyzing wire over the last 26 years. Below are the Top 5 Reasons to Rewire an aircraft.   TYPE OF WIRE INSULATION Many older aircraft have polyimide insulation.  A commonly … Continue reading “TOP 5 REASONS TO REWIRE”

Top 10 Fourth Quarter Aerospace Trade Shows and Events of 2019

Posted by Clare McGarrey on October 8, 2019

C-130 Hercules Operators Conference (HOC) – October 14-17, Atlanta, GA From October 14-17, Lockheed Martin will be hosting the 31st annual C-130 Hercules Operators Conference (HOC) in Atlanta, Georgia. This event offers attendees the chance to connect with over 80 industry exhibitors and will include briefings on C-130B-J, L-100, and LM-100J model aircraft. The HOC … Continue reading “Top 10 Fourth Quarter Aerospace Trade Shows and Events of 2019”

InterConnect is Participating in Manufacturing Day 2019!

Posted by Clare McGarrey on September 24, 2019

Manufacturing Day 2019 is quickly approaching! Beginning in October, thousands of manufacturing companies across North America will open their doors to host MFG Day events, which will kick off on October 4 and continue throughout the month. This year, InterConnect Wiring will host an exciting event for MFG Day at our headquarters in Fort Worth, … Continue reading “InterConnect is Participating in Manufacturing Day 2019!”

Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA)

Posted by Steve Floyd on September 10, 2019

  The FAA has established an authorization process for aircraft part manufacturers, and their approval. Parts Manufacturer Approval is an approval granted by the United States Federal Aviation Administration. The first step is the applicability; deciding the procedural requirements for issuing PMAs and the set of rules for governing the holder of the PMA. The … Continue reading “Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA)”

Why Wire Fires? A Summary of the InterConnect Wiring Briefing at the F-16 TCG WWR

Posted by Clare McGarrey on August 27, 2019

Did you know there have been multiple worldwide F-16 Wire Fires over the past several years? Unfortunately, there has. Do you know the main culprit causing the F-16 Wire Fires? Take a guess: (A) Aircraft Manufacturing Error (B) Pilot Error (C) Reported Flexing of Kapton-Insulated Wire (D) Lightning Strikes If you said (C) you would … Continue reading “Why Wire Fires? A Summary of the InterConnect Wiring Briefing at the F-16 TCG WWR”

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?”