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InterConnect Wiring: A TMAC Lean Manufacturing Success Story

Posted by John Ashour on August 25, 2020

InterConnect Wiring is proud to announce that we were featured in TMAC’s Success Story newsletter. The Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center (TMAC) exists to enhance the competitive position of the state’s manufacturing sector. TMAC’s manufacturing professionals work with a wide range of aerospace companies and industrial firms, delivering training, providing technical assistance, and implementing best business … Continue reading “InterConnect Wiring: A TMAC Lean Manufacturing Success Story”

Spring Series: What Is a Wire Termination?

Posted by Clare McGarrey on June 16, 2020

We hope you are all staying safe and healthy out there, getting through COVID-19. InterConnect Wiring’s “Spring Blog Series” comes to an end today with, “What Is a Wire Termination?”  A wire termination is the work performed to the end of a wire that allows it to connect to a device (connector, switch, terminal, etc.). … Continue reading “Spring Series: What Is a Wire 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 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?”

Is a Wire Termination the Same for Commercial and Defense Aircraft Wiring Harnesses?

Posted by Clare McGarrey on May 7, 2019

InterConnect Wiring must perform hundreds of wire terminations daily. A wire termination is the practice of ending a transmission line with a device, such as a contact (that will be inserted into a connector) or a terminal. There are many types of terminations in the aircraft industry, but the majority for commercial and defense aircraft … Continue reading “Is a Wire Termination the Same for Commercial and Defense Aircraft Wiring Harnesses?”

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!”

Four Methods to Separate Flight Control Wiring Harnesses in an Aircraft

Posted by John Ashour on August 6, 2018

The F-16 like many aircraft is a “fly by wire” aircraft. Instead of cables and pulleys, the aircraft is controlled by electrical signals. The electrical signals tell the flight control surfaces how to move and how fast to move. There are 5 flight control surfaces on the F-16: (1) leading edge flap, (2) trailing edge … Continue reading “Four Methods to Separate Flight Control Wiring Harnesses in an Aircraft”

INTERCONNECT RELEASES NEW EBOOK!

Posted by John Ashour on June 25, 2018

F-16 WIRING HARNESS TRAINING This eBook is an advanced eBook because it contains more technical information than other eBooks that InterConnect Wiring (InterConnect) has previously released. When a person goes to college to study electrical engineering they might take a course in their freshmen year called Engineering 101. In their sophomore year they might take … Continue reading “INTERCONNECT RELEASES NEW EBOOK!”

What is a Wiring Harness Manufacturing Specification?

Posted by John Ashour on May 29, 2018

For each new aircraft platform (a platform is an aircraft designation such as an F-15, F-16, F-18, F-35, KC-46, P-8, 787, A350, A380, etc.) that is designed and produced by the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). The OEM, such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing, or Airbus, writes many manufacturing specifications for their aircraft. A few example specifications … Continue reading “What is a Wiring Harness Manufacturing Specification?”

Our Licenses

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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