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)”
How many wiring harnesses are in an aircraft? The answer to this question is like answering how many seeds are in a pumpkin? There are thousands of aircraft models made by hundreds of manufacturers in existence and each of them is a complex piece of electrical and mechanical engineering. There are a multitude of aircraft … Continue reading “How Many Wiring Harnesses Are In An Aircraft?”
Why are aircraft wiring harnesses so expensive and what does this have to do with beer? I always get asked, “Why are aircraft wiring harnesses so expensive?” A very good question that has multiple answers. I like to compare it to the booming craft beer industry. Breaking it down to the basics, there are 2 main expenses, … Continue reading “Why Are Aircraft Wiring Harnesses So Expensive?”
AS9100 is a standardized quality management system for the aerospace industry. This aircraft industry standard replaces the earlier AS9000 and fully incorporates the entirety of the current version of ISO 9000, while adding requirements relating to quality and safety.