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What Is An Airworthiness Certificate?

Posted by Clare McGarrey 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”


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”

13 Ways to Design a Wiring Harness Poorly for Manufacturability

Posted by Jeanie Peel on August 20, 2018

So, you want to design a wiring harness. Here at InterConnect Wiring, we have had the pleasure of not only designing aircraft wiring harnesses for our customers, but also seeing thousands of other companies’ Build-To-Print (BTP) wiring harness drawing packages. As expected, we have seen some really good drawings & designs and frankly, some really … Continue reading “13 Ways to Design a Wiring Harness Poorly for Manufacturability”

Compilation of 2016 Blogs

Posted by Clare McGarrey on January 23, 2017

In 2016 InterConnect Wiring created The Wonderful World of Wiring newsletter. This newsletter included thirty-six (36) blogs about various aspects of electrical wiring in the aerospace sector. This book is a compilation of these articles (blogs) and is written to educate the common man. The information herein is not intended for electrical engineers or PhDs; … Continue reading “Compilation of 2016 Blogs”

What is an Aircraft Modification Kit?

Posted by Colton Peel on September 19, 2016

A modification kit is a set of wires and parts used to make upgrades to an aircraft. There are two main reasons for aircraft upgrades. The modification kits, sometimes called Loose Wire Assemblies (LWAs) are used to either standardize the aircraft or to improve service life.  Standardizing the aircraft helps facilitate quick repairs in the … Continue reading “What is an Aircraft Modification Kit?”

Why Do Aircraft Have Wiring Harnesses?

Posted by John Ashour on September 5, 2016

A few months ago when I was interviewing a candidate for a new position at InterConnect I asked the prospect if he had any questions for me. He had a few about the company but he also asked two about aircraft. His first question was “How many wiring harnesses are there in an aircraft?” I … Continue reading “Why Do Aircraft Have Wiring Harnesses?”

What is Crosstalk in a Wiring Harness?

Posted by Nam Tran on June 20, 2016

Did you ever wonder why some wires are bundled together in one aircraft wiring harness and others are not? Why does this wiring harness have 6 breakouts while this other harness has only two? Why didn’t the Lockheed Martin, Boeing, or InterConnect engineer just add those two wires to the larger harness? There are several reasons, but one … Continue reading “What is Crosstalk in a Wiring Harness?”

What is a HAD?

Posted by Chris Bettinger on June 13, 2016

A HAD is a Harness Assembly Drawing used to aid in the manufacturing of electrical wiring harnesses.  HADs are used in the aerospace industry for all aircraft platforms including the AH-1F, AH-1Z, B-1B, B-52,  C-130, EC-130, F-15, F-16, F-22, etc. Before production of a harness, a HAD is printed in full scale (1:1) to ensure the … Continue reading “What is a HAD?”

What is a routing list?

Posted by John Ashour on May 30, 2016

A routing list (commonly called an ‘RL’) for an aircraft is a list of each wire in a wiring harness. Routing Lists are used on all aircraft including F-16, F-22, F-35, V-22, UH-60, CH-53K, etc. It is called ‘routing’ because it contains the endpoints of each wire. For example, wire NAV-121-22 may go from reference … Continue reading “What is a routing list?”

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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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