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Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA)

Posted by Steve Floyd on September 10, 2019

  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)”

What is an Original Design Approval Process?

Posted by Jeanie Peel on May 21, 2019

An original FAA design approval is a five-phase process in which an applicant applies for design approval of an aircraft. The end result, if approved, is a Type Certificate. The steps to approval are: Phase 1 – Design and Concept This is the fun part! This phase is initiated when the applicant begins design concept … Continue reading “What is an Original Design Approval Process?”

Top 7 Second Quarter 2019 Aerospace Trade Shows and Conferences

Posted by Clare McGarrey on March 26, 2019

Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Americas (MRO) April 9 – 11 (2019)               MRO Americas is a major event to exchange ideas and best practices with the Aerospace community. Exhibitions will include new suppliers, technology, tools, and services featuring conferences with the CEO of Delta Air Lines and a golf … Continue reading “Top 7 Second Quarter 2019 Aerospace Trade Shows and Conferences”

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?”

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 Aircraft Ground Support Equipment?

Posted by Kevin Morris on November 21, 2016

Ground support equipment refers to the specialized tools and devices used to service military and commercial aircraft on the ground. Ground support equipment is used for routine maintenance or unscheduled repair and is critical for ensuring the various systems on the aircraft are working properly. These tools can be grouped into a couple of types … Continue reading “What is Aircraft Ground Support Equipment?”

What is Megohm or Megger Testing?

Posted by Mike Winters on July 11, 2016

What comes to mind when contemplating the strength of a wire? A lot of people only consider what can be seen on the outside. For example, how far the wire can be pulled before it breaks or how high of a temperature it can withstand before it melts. But what about breakdowns in the integrity … Continue reading “What is Megohm or Megger Testing?”

What does it Mean to “Beep Out” a Wiring Harness?

Posted by Clare McGarrey on June 6, 2016

Wiring harnesses are crucial to aircraft as well as anything that requires electrical power. Often InterConnect has customers approach us because they have a project that is behind schedule, there’s an inoperable aircraft on ground, or a crucial modification needing to take place in the field before the aircraft can be mission ready. Our customers … Continue reading “What does it Mean to “Beep Out” a Wiring Harness?”

What is insulation resistance testing?

Posted by Mike Winters on April 25, 2016

Every electrical wire, whether it’s in an F-16 cockpit panel, UH-60 circuit breaker, or V-22 wiring harness, is carefully protected with some type of electrical insulation. The wire itself is a conductor of electricity. The insulation is opposite from the conductor; it should resist current and keep the current on its path along the conductor. … Continue reading “What is insulation resistance testing?”

What is Continuity Testing?

Posted by Marc Piloian on March 28, 2016

In simple terms, a continuity test verifies that current will flow in an electrical circuit (i.e. that the circuit is continuous). The test is performed by placing a small voltage between 2 or more endpoints of the circuit. The flow of current can be verified qualitatively (e.g. by observing a light or buzzer in series … Continue reading “What is Continuity Testing?”

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