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Top 5 Articles from 2020

In 2020, Lectromec’s website repository of articles on EWIS and EWIS related topics exceeded 300. The best part is that there is so much more to cover, and we will continue to do so in 2021.

But before we get ahead of ourselves, it is time for the yearly gathering of the most popular articles of the last 366 days. While we published fewer articles in 2020, the quality did not diminish. Here are the top 5 of 2020.

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Top 5 Articles from 2019

The team here at Lectromec would like to start this article thanking all of our clients for trusting us with your EWIS component and system testing/certification needs and we look forward to supporting your goals in 2020.

At the end of every year, Lectromec rummages through that year’s publications and articles to find the most popular ones. In 2019, this required going through 26 articles. Here are the top 5 Lectromec publications of 2019.

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S&T 2019 – Meeting Report

To get the most from the industry, it is necessary to learn and share with the community as much as possible. Some would call it reciprocity, others, seeking to work to a common goal. Whatever you want to call it, the S&T Electrical Systems and Wiring Inter-Agency Meeting was held earlier this month in snowy Cleveland OH in December 2019. The following are a couple of the areas presented and discussed during the meeting. Read more

SAE Wire and Cable Committee Meeting Update – Fall 2019

The SAE wire and cable committee held their fall 2019 meeting in San Diego this year. As with every committee meeting, a lot of technical areas were discussed, progress was made, and some new ideas/problems are emerged. As we do after all these meetings, we put together a highlight of some of the talking points from the meeting.

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Consequences of EWIS Implementation

In June 2019, Lectromec was asked to present at the USAF Mechanical Equipment and Subsystems Integrity Program (MESCIP) conference. With the electrical wiring interconnect system (EWIS) working its way into fleet sustainment activities, fleets now must take and apply the EWIS lessons learned.

Since the commercial segment has been subject to the 25.17XX EWIS regulations for more than a decade, the presentation examined the intended and unintended consequences of these regulations. For those seeking to integrate EWIS concepts into their fleet maintenance practices, this presentation gives an overview of the factors to be considered for your fleet.

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Latest Developments in Wire and Cable (Spring 2019)

Wire and cable standards are never proactive, but reactive to industry needs, and as the aviation world moves to high power systems, wire and cable must catch up to ensure the products are available for long reliable service life. Twice a year the SAE wire/cable community comes together to slowly push the standards and industry guidance forward; this year, New Orleans was the setting.

During this three-day meeting, several topics were discussed impacting the next generation of aircraft designs. Here, we cover a couple of these developments.

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SwissAir 111 Incident

The year of 2018 was yet again another substantial year in commercial air travel. The first quarter of 2018 saw commercial flights carry over 202 million passengers in the US, approximately 8 million more than in the first quarter of 2017. Air travel remains increasingly popular, accessible to the public, and statistically the safest way to travel. This level of safety has been earned through decades of groundbreaking innovation, sometimes undeniably spurred by the desire to avoid repeating past tragedy.

An impactful and memorable incident that caused the industry to reevaluate its processes and procedures was the crash of Swissair Flight 111. Occurring almost two years after the Trans World Airlines Flight 800 (TWA800), the Swissair Flight 111 and TWA800 shared a common issue: wiring system failure.

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Top 5 Articles from 2018

At the end of every year, Lectromec rummages through that year’s publications and articles to find the most popular ones. In 2018, this required going through 32 articles (7 were picked up by publications), revisiting two webinars, and 12 podcasts. Here are the top 5 Lectromec publications of 2018. Read more

Latest Developments in Wire and Cable – SAE 8A 8D Spring 2018

It is not often that you find more than two people in a room with a passion for aerospace wiring systems. One of the exceptions is the bi-yearly gathering of wiring system component and EWIS experts for the SAE 8A/8D committee. Last week, Chicago, Illinois was the host for this event that covered a wide […] Read more

Latest news on aircraft wire from the SAE’s Spring 2016 Wire and Cable Committee Meeting

he Spring 2016 SAE AE-8A and 8D wire cable standard and wiring installation guidance committee meetings were held last week in Denver, Colorado. The continuing process of wire improvement, both in terms of product and installation, was held over a three-day period covering dozens of topics critical to improving the reliability of EWIS. The following are some of the updates from this meeting. Read more