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Top 5 Things I’d Like to See in our Aerospace Industry in 2021

Posted by Clare McGarrey on January 12, 2021

  2020 was a tough year for all of us, but we’re remaining positive and hopeful that things will start to get better in 2021. Here are the top 5 things I’d like to see happen in our aerospace industry in 2021.    Number One: The Return of Conferences and Trade Shows. I am so … Continue reading “Top 5 Things I’d Like to See in our Aerospace Industry in 2021”

What Is SAE-AS50881 and How Does It Relate to Wiring Harness Design?

Posted by Clare McGarrey on January 5, 2021

  InterConnect’s birthday is coming up on January 12, which will be our 28th Anniversary! Over the years InterConnect has seen many different companies call-out ‘SAE-AS50881’ as the standard for manufacturing wiring harnesses.  When InterConnect’s engineers and planners see this note they get a smile on their faces and chuckle because SAE-AS50881 is not a … Continue reading “What Is SAE-AS50881 and How Does It Relate to Wiring Harness Design?”

What is a Relay Panel?

Posted by Clare McGarrey on December 15, 2020

2020 is coming to an end and what a crazy year it’s been. I think it’s safe to say that everyone is ready to say “au revoir!” to 2020 and “hello sunshine!” to 2021. The aerospace industry took an unexpected turn for the worse this year but – it also took giant steps towards a … Continue reading “What is a Relay Panel?”

What is Power-By-Wire?

Posted by Clare McGarrey on November 17, 2020

The other day I heard someone say the words, “power-by-wire” and my spidey-senses perked up and I felt an insatiable tingle of curiosity inside. Side note #1: No wonder my best friend, Deborah, recently gave me a t-shirt to wear in Zoom pandemic meetings that says, “WARNING: MAY SPONTANEOUSLY TALK ABOUT AIRPLANES”. I took it … Continue reading “What is Power-By-Wire?”

Fall Series: Why Are Wiring Harnesses Sometimes Called “Looms”?

Posted by Clare McGarrey on October 6, 2020

It’s Fall y’all! Even though we’re still social distancing, the excitement of Halloween and Pumpkin Spice is looming in the air. Speaking of looming, why are wiring harnesses sometimes called “looms”? Let’s find out!  When the president of InterConnect Wiring, John Ashour, asked me to write this blog, I had no idea what the answer … Continue reading “Fall Series: Why Are Wiring Harnesses Sometimes Called “Looms”?”

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 the Difference in a Plug and a Receptacle?

Posted by Clare McGarrey on February 25, 2020

As part of our Spring Blog Series, InterConnect Wiring is highlighting the best blogs that our readers loved the most. Say hello to one of our top blogs from 2016: What is the difference in a plug and a receptacle? Connectors are used on electrical wiring harnesses and are essentially enclosures (i.e., shells) which house … Continue reading “Spring Series: What Is the Difference in a Plug and a Receptacle?”

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?”

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?”

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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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