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What does EWIS mean?

Posted by Clare McGarrey on June 18, 2019

In the aviation industry, we sure LOVE using acronyms. It doesn’t matter if the aircraft is for military or commercial application, we LOVE our acronyms. Lately, I have noticed more and more references to the acronym EWIS. So, what does EWIS mean? EWIS is an acronym for Electrical Wiring InterConnect System or Electrical Wiring InterConnection … Continue reading “What does EWIS mean?”

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?”

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”

What Is A ‘Type’ Certificate?

Posted by Kristin Boyd on March 12, 2019

Those familiar with type certificates may find it interesting to know that the concept of type certificates was introduced by one of the UK’s first “Secretary of State for Air”, Winston Churchill. If this is the first you have heard of type certificates, then read on for more exciting details. So you may ask, what … Continue reading “What Is A ‘Type’ Certificate?”

Is Insulation Resistance Testing Important?

Posted by Clare McGarrey on February 26, 2019

  Do you know what that color coating on the outside of a wire is called? It is called insulation. And did you know that the day that wire is developed, the insulation of the wire starts to age and deteriorate? Unfortunately, it is true. Wire insulation is not like a fine wine; it does … Continue reading “Is Insulation Resistance Testing Important?”

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 the Priority List of Wiring Harnesses to Replace on 20-Year-Old F-16’s?

Posted by John Ashour on February 5, 2018

InterConnect’s previous article described which areas inside an F-16 house the most problematic wiring harnesses.  The purpose of this article is to get more precise by listing F-16 wiring harness part numbers as well as the areas they are generally located. InterConnect offers many wiring harness replacement programs, sometimes calling them rewire programs. InterConnect’s most … Continue reading “What is the Priority List of Wiring Harnesses to Replace on 20-Year-Old F-16’s?”

Where are Aircraft Circuit Breaker Panels and Why Refurbish Them?  

Posted by Clare McGarrey on November 27, 2017

In a previous blog InterConnect taught us the difference between a circuit breaker panel and a power panel. The purpose of this blog is to explain where circuit breaker panels are located inside of an aircraft and why you may want to refurbish them.   If this blog was written by the president of InterConnect … Continue reading “Where are Aircraft Circuit Breaker Panels and Why Refurbish Them?  “

How Many Breaches are There in the Wiring of a 20-Year-Old F-16?

Posted by John Ashour on October 30, 2017

Two common question that InterConnect receives are: (1) “How many wiring harnesses are there in an aircraft? and (2) “How many miles of wire are there in an aircraft?” This blog will answer these questions as well as one more question which is “How many breaches are there in the wires of a 20-year-old F-16?” … Continue reading “How Many Breaches are There in the Wiring of a 20-Year-Old F-16?”

Why Aircraft Pylon Wiring Harnesses Should Be Replaced

Posted by John Ashour on August 28, 2017

An aircraft pylon is used to mount external equipment such as a weapon, reconnaissance pod, or external fuel tank.  Figure 1 shows a pylon attached to an F-15 fighter aircraft and Figure 2 shows a close up of an F-16 Centerline Pylon.   In order to have electrical signals between an aircraft, the pylon, and … Continue reading “Why Aircraft Pylon Wiring Harnesses Should Be Replaced”

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