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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?”

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”

Top 7 Second Quarter 2019 Aerospace Trade Shows and Conferences

Posted by Clare McGarrey on March 26, 2019

Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Americas (MRO) April 9 – 11 (2019)               MRO Americas is a major event to exchange ideas and best practices with the Aerospace community. Exhibitions will include new suppliers, technology, tools, and services featuring conferences with the CEO of Delta Air Lines and a golf … Continue reading “Top 7 Second Quarter 2019 Aerospace Trade Shows and Conferences”

What Is An Airworthiness Certificate?

Posted by Joe Marler on February 12, 2019

Let’s start off with a quiz. Please answer the following question: Is an Airworthiness Certificate: (A) like a Driver’s License, where it is an official document issued to a person authorized to fly an airplane (B) an official document issued to an aircraft If you answered (A), you would be wrong. Sorry. That’s called a … Continue reading “What Is An Airworthiness Certificate?”

4 Critical Items to Include When Designing Aircraft Modification Kits

Posted by Clare McGarrey on January 29, 2019

  Now that US Aerospace and Defense manufacturers are extending the life of more and more older aircraft, fixed-wing and helicopter modification kits are becoming more and more prevalent. In the last 26 years InterConnect Wiring has assembled thousands of aircraft modification kits (AKA mod kits, loose wiring assemblies, or LWA’s) for a wide variety … Continue reading “4 Critical Items to Include When Designing Aircraft Modification Kits”

What is Aircraft Registration?

Posted by Michael Janney on January 15, 2019

An aircraft registration is an alpha-numeric string marked prominently on the exterior surface of all civil aircraft. The aircraft registration code must also appear on the aircraft’s Certificate of Registration. Military aircraft use a slightly different version called a “Tail Number”. When we perform an aircraft rewire for a civil fixed or rotary wing aircraft, … Continue reading “What is Aircraft Registration?”

TOP 7 FIRST QUARTER 2019 AEROSPACE TRADESHOWS & CONFERENCES

Posted by Clare McGarrey on January 1, 2019

TOP 7 FIRST QUARTER 2019 AEROSPACE TRADESHOWS & CONFERENCES Happy New Year! InterConnect Wiring knows that 2019 is going to be a fantastic year in the aerospace and defense industry, therefore, we want to share with you first quarter trade shows we recommend. These are the Top 7 events that you won’t want to miss: … Continue reading “TOP 7 FIRST QUARTER 2019 AEROSPACE TRADESHOWS & CONFERENCES”

What is an N-Number?

Posted by Chris Vardy on December 18, 2018

When you look at the tail of a military or commercial airplane or helicopter, you always see a series of letters and/or numbers. Did you know that for civil aviation, those are called N-numbers? So, what is that? To put it simply, an N-number is an alphanumeric string appearing on the side of all American … Continue reading “What is an N-Number?”

C-130 Conferences: 4 Interesting Facts Learned + Bonus Photos

Posted by Clare McGarrey on November 26, 2018

C-130 Conferences: 4 Interesting Facts Learned + Bonus Photos The C-130 is a great workhorse cargo airplane, first introduced in 1957. It is not surprising that such a great aircraft warrants two separate major annual conferences. The first conference, the C-130 Hercules Operators Conference (HOC), always hosted by Lockheed Martin, was October 15th – 18th. … Continue reading “C-130 Conferences: 4 Interesting Facts Learned + Bonus Photos”

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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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