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MIL-HDBK-525

Getting the Most from Visual Inspections

Good data is anything that can be turned into actionable information; this is a critical element in nearly every project. For those that regularly perform EWIS inspections, unless the data is gathered in such a way to improve the aircraft reliability, address technical errors, and/or be used as part of trend analysis, the effort is […] Read more

A case study addressing EWIS sustainment needs

This white paper is a case study on recent work performed by Lectromec for the U.S. military to achieve Electrical Wire Interconnection Systems (EWIS) sustainment of an aircraft fleet. Read more

What is an aircraft wire Service Life Extension Program (SLEP)?

Over the years the Lectromec website has received thousands and thousands of visits. If you look at the most popular articles, the ones that deal with Aircraft Wire Service Life Extension Programs are among the most popular. Because of this popularity, the Lectromec Podcast sat down with the president of Lectromec, Michael Traskos, to talk […] Read more

Taking a look at aircraft wire testing and evaluation

For the past thirty years, Lectromec has been a leader in the area of aerospace wire testing and evaluation. In order to provide aerospace professionals with information to increase their knowledge of this complex topic, we began creating educational materials. Accordingly, Lectromec has published almost two-hundred articles, distributes a monthly newsletter, has a podcast, and […] Read more

Aircraft EWIS failure trends

The process for identifying an EWIS problem on an aircraft often follows these steps: At some point during aircraft operation a system malfunctions and the pilot reports the malfunction. Maintenance starts by replacing the system component. Depending on schedule and criticality, the maintenance action is scheduled. Often, the first action to be taken is the […] Read more

EWIS SLEP: 5 days in the desert

As part of a project with the US Navy, Lectromec staff was in Tucson for one week supporting a service life extension program (SLEP). We all know that aircraft are designed for a given number of flight hours. One question that an asset manager may ask is if the aircraft has reached this threshold, is it still able to accomplish its mission? In the terms of commercial aircraft, can the asset deliver passengers safely and reliably? It is only reasonable that an assessment should be performed to determine what changes might be necessary to accomplish this. Read more

EWIS: A 13-minute summary of MIL-HDBK-525

This Lectromec presentation provides a brief summary of MIL-HDBK-525, “Electrical Wiring Interconnect System (EWIS) Integrity Program.” It provides a starting point for those involved in Mechanical Equipment and Subsystems Integrity Program (MECSIP) or those new to the EWIS service life extension efforts. This fifteen minute presentation is a good description of Electrical Wire Interconnect Systems […] Read more

The “Big 3” aircraft wire system degradation assessment options

If you have concerns about aircraft wire system degradation and need to assess the condition of an aircraft’s wire system, there are several options. For those looking for opens and shorts type faults, HiPot and/or Time Domain Relectometer (TDR) equipment are great options. To determine the impact of wire problems with the fleet, maintenance logs […] Read more