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.Read more
Conference & Report
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more