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FAR 25.1707

Evaluating Secondary Wire Harness Protection Performance

There are several reasons to deploy secondary harness protection (SHP): chafe protection, maintenance protection, fire protection, harness cable management and, in some cases, arc protection. The EN6059-502 test examines secondary harness protections and the potential damage from arcing. This article runs through the test method and problems that could occur if the results are misinterpreted. […] Read more

Can the EWIS be Safe After a Modification?

The days of ‘fit and forget’ EWIS are at least a decade behind, the aircraft industry’s understanding of the implications of wiring as a system continues to evolve. New aircraft have gone through EWIS evaluations to ensure that the EWIS complies to regulations – not an easy task. Obviously, as the OEM design choices remain […] Read more

EWIS Considerations for UAVs

Many of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) built have been for military applications. As this technology has matured so has the reliability. The improvements in reliability have made it a viable consideration to support civilian applications. Right now, the FAA has not certified a UAV, but undoubtedly this will occur. This video provides a cursory […] Read more

MIL-HDBK-683: Techniques for effectively analyzing data

Failure analysis and system reliability are a fundamental part of the aerospace industry. With the extremely rare exception, modern aircraft are assessed and evaluated at the component, system, and aircraft level for all manner of failure impacts. This article will give methods for effectively analyzing data and discuss the commonly accepted Failure Mode and Effects […] Read more

Aircraft EWIS regulations in China

There have been significant developments in the Chinese aerospace industry over the last couple of years. The largest of these developments is the design commencement of the Comac C919 narrow-body aircraft. It is a huge undertaking with the projected introduction into service in 2018. It has been necessary to standup an infrastructure capable to support […] Read more

7 considerations for aircraft wire separation

The development of a safe, reliable, and easy to maintain Electrical Wire Interconnection System (EWIS) is a challenging task. The considerations range from selecting each EWIS component, to matching the load and Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) requirements of the connected devices, to ensuring your design can maintain performance across multiple zone environments. EWIS design takes a […] Read more

EWIS regulatory compliance with 25.1707, Part IV

This article focuses on the grounding and separation of power sources; it is a continuation of a series of articles discussing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)’s EWIS certification requirements of 25.1707. If you missed the last couple of articles on this topic, you can see the list below: Jan 20, 2014 Part I: Damage assessment […] Read more