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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

Joint Services Wiring Action Group (JSWAG) Spring 2016 updates

The Spring 2016 Joint Services Wiring Action Group (JSWAG) meeting was held in San Diego last week. Lectromec had the fortune to be able to attend this great meeting that included participants from all branches of the U.S. military as well as several foreign organizations. For those not familiar with the work of the JSWAG, […] Read more

More Electric Aircraft (MEA) Conference, December 2015

The second conference on More Electric Aircraft (MEA) Wire and Cable was held in Hamburg, on December 1-3, 2015. This conference brought together various groups that are focused on the future of aircraft and the technologies necessary to take advantage of the benefits MEA has to offer. Here is a brief overview of some of […] Read more

Latest news on aircraft wire from the SAE’s Fall 2015 wire and cable committee meeting

The world of aircraft wire is rapidly changing. Lectromec attended this event and is providing a summary of the most current issues discussed during this fall’s SAE Wire and Cable Committee Meeting. Read more

Aircraft wiring, nanotubes, and much more with George Slenski

Today’s interview is with George Slenski, a senior electrical and electronic materials consultant. The term “subject matter expert” is thrown about casually these days. However, every now and then one encounters a person who can make the claim of deep and thorough knowledge of an area of study. George certainly fits the bill of an […] Read more

5 takeaways on aircraft wiring from a recent SAE committee meeting

The three-day SAE 8A (Wire Installation) & SAE 8D (Wire and Cable) committee meeting was held in Melbourne, Florida on the famous Space Coast. The focus of the meeting was aircraft wiring. It was collocated with the AE-7 power committee and the solid state power control/switching committee (AE-8B) to promote intercommunication between the areas of […] Read more

Insights from Europe: The More Electric Aircraft (MEA) Conference

Recognizing the tremendous interest in making a transition to electrical components, Lectromec attended the More Electrical Aircraft conference held in Toulouse, France, on February 3rd – 5th. This article summarizes some of the key points discussed during the conference. Read more

5 lessons learned from NASA on electrical wiring interconnection systems (EWIS)

This is the second article on Lessons Learned from NASA. The documentation is based on NASA’s years of EWIS design and fabrication experience. Several of these EWIS-related recommendations are discussed. Read more

Partial analysis of 2014 aircraft EWIS failure rates

Periodically, Lectromec reviews the state of the industry and EWIS failure rates. In this article, Lectromec reviews the January – November data in the FAA’s service difficulty report (SDR) database as of November 16, 2014 for incidents reported to have occurred during 2014. Read more

Latest update from the October 2014 SAE Wire Committee Meeting

The meeting for the SAE Fall 2014 8A and 8D groups covered a lot of ground and developments in the aerospace wire and cable world. The SAE Wire Committee Meeting, held in Tempe, Arizona, consisted of three days of meetings, presentations and task group reports. Here are some of the developments from the SAE meeting. […] Read more