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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?”

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”

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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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