A “Systems Approach” to Aircraft Interconnect Cabling
Commercial aircraft manufacturers treat large, interdependent equipment sets as systems: avionics, galleys, cabin lighting, HVAC, IFE, navigation, and so on. The systems are designed with performance benchmarks tied to the environmental stress factors of the different zones of the aircraft where they are used. The cables and harnesses that interconnect these equipment sets, the Electrical Wiring Interconnect System (EWIS), is also now treated as a discrete system within the aircraft, subject to different requirements and specifications depending on the zones where it is located.
Our latest edition of QwikConnect features an indepth look at the interconnect solutions required in civil aviation.
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