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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?”

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?”

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!”

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”

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”

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”

C-130 Conferences: 4 Interesting Facts Learned + Bonus Photos

Posted by Clare McGarrey on November 26, 2018

C-130 Conferences: 4 Interesting Facts Learned + Bonus Photos The C-130 is a great workhorse cargo airplane, first introduced in 1957. It is not surprising that such a great aircraft warrants two separate major annual conferences. The first conference, the C-130 Hercules Operators Conference (HOC), always hosted by Lockheed Martin, was October 15th – 18th. … Continue reading “C-130 Conferences: 4 Interesting Facts Learned + Bonus Photos”

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