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Spring Series: What Is Insulation Resistance Testing?

Posted by Clare McGarrey on April 7, 2020

Continuing our Spring Series, let’s take a look at what exactly insulation resistance testing is. Every electrical wire, whether it’s in an F-16 cockpit panel, UH-60 circuit breaker, or V-22 wiring harness, is carefully protected with some type of electrical insulation. The wire itself is a conductor of electricity.  The insulation is opposite from the … Continue reading “Spring Series: What Is Insulation Resistance Testing?”

Spring Series: What Is A Cable Shield Termination?

Posted by Clare McGarrey on March 10, 2020

As we get closer to Spring and further into our Spring Blog Series, InterConnect Wiring would like to highlight the big question from one of our top blogs in 2019: what is a cable shield termination? In the commercial aerospace and defense industry, we find a high concentration of electrical wiring in a relatively small … Continue reading “Spring Series: What Is A Cable Shield Termination?”

Spring Series: What Is A Wiring Harness?

Posted by John Ashour on February 11, 2020

As part of our Spring Blog Series, InterConnect Wiring is highlighting the best blogs that our readers loved the most in the past five years. Say hello to our top blog from 2017: What is a wiring harness? To put it simply, a wiring harness is a group of wires bundled together. A wiring harness … Continue reading “Spring Series: What Is A Wiring Harness?”

What Does Fly By Wire Mean?

Posted by Clare McGarrey on January 14, 2020

Here at InterConnect Wiring, we obviously use wire…. a lot of wire; therefore, when I hear the term “fly by wire” I immediately conclude that InterConnect has more action to take to support FLY BY WIRE aircraft vs NON-FLY BY WIRE aircraft. But does it really mean that?  As a non-engineer (my degrees are in … Continue reading “What Does Fly By Wire Mean?”

Top 9 First Quarter Aerospace Trade Shows and Events of 2020

Posted by Clare McGarrey on December 31, 2019

Happy New Year! InterConnect Wiring knows that 2020 is going to be a fantastic year for the aerospace and defense industry, filled with many exciting trade shows and events we can’t wait to attend!  Here are the top 9 trade shows for the first quarter that you won’t want to miss:   MRO Latin America … Continue reading “Top 9 First Quarter Aerospace Trade Shows and Events of 2020”

What Does It Mean to be a Lockheed Martin Licensee?

Posted by Clare McGarrey on December 17, 2019

  In 2002, Lockheed Martin approached InterConnect about becoming a licensee for F-16 electrical products. Some F-16 electrical products include: (1) electrical wiring harnesses, (2) cockpit panels, (3) relay panels, (4) circuit breaker or power panels, (5) multiplex (mux) panels, and (6) cockpit fairing assemblies. Lockheed wanted InterConnect to support their customers by providing quick … Continue reading “What Does It Mean to be a Lockheed Martin Licensee?”

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?”

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”

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)”

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?”

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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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