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Army Futures Command – It Could Change Everything

The Army may be celebrating its prized Army Futures Command (AFC) reaching full operational capability, but the organization’s leaders still have quite a to-do list in front of them. AFC commander Gen. John Murray briefed reporters on Thursday alongside Bruce Jette, the Army’s Assistant Secretary of Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, on the progress of the Army’s
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How to Celebrate National Moon Day Across USA

July 20, 2019 at 4:17:40PM ET marks exactly fifty years from when the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle touched down on the Moon. There are going to be events and activities galore to celebrate the anniversary, honor the historic achievement, and explore how the space program is preparing for the future. There are way too many
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Celebrate the Moon Landing in LA

As the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing approaches Saturday, Los Angeles-area institutions are commemorating that extraordinary, defining moment in American history. It’s fitting, given that the aerospace industry was thriving here in Southern California during the 1960s and early 1970s. The Apollo command module (the one shaped like a cone) and the
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First ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Trailer Finds Tom Cruise Returning to the Danger Zone

Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for the long-awaited Top Gun 2, which finds Tom Cruise reprising his iconic role of Pete “Maverick” Mitchell. In development for years, Top Gun: Maverick was originally supposed to see Tony Scott return to the director’s chair before his unfortunate suicide in Los Angeles. Cruise’s Oblivion helmer Joseph Kosinski took over the project, which is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and
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1.5 Million People are Ready to Storm Area 51

The Air Force is warning people against storming Area 51 in Nevada, after a Facebook event page, organizing a meet up at the “Alien Center tourist attraction,” went viral. Conspiracy theorists believe that the U.S. government has kept UFOs and extraterrestrial life at the location, which is actually an Air Force training range. As of Wednesday morning, over 1.5
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Lego Celebrates Women of NASA to Inspire the Young During the 50th Anniversary of Apollo Landing

In 2017, seven and a half months after its selection, Lego unveiled a set of minifigures celebrating NASA women researchers and explorers, due to go on sale just in time for the holiday season. The toy set follows up on a suggestion from science writer Maia Weinstock, but one of Weinstock’s nominees wasn’t included: NASA mathematician
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Aerogel Could be the Key to Humans on Mars

Raising crops on Mars is far easier in science fiction than it will be in real life: The Red Planet is an inhospitable world. Among other challenges, subzero temperatures mean water can persist on the surface only as ice, and the planet’s atmosphere offers little protection to plants (or people) from the Sun’s radiation. Of
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Boeing 777X’s Engine Is Officially Most Powerful in the World

Already wearing the crown for the world’s largest commercial jet engine, the GE9X to be fitted on the Boeing 777X is now recognized as being the world’s most powerful. American engine maker General Electric made the announcement, together with representatives from the Guinness Book of World Records. The announcement was made to coincide with the company’s 100-year anniversary
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The Pentagon’s New Space Agency has an Idea About the Future

The Defense Department’s next-generation space architecture would consist of several layers based around a mesh network of small communications satellites, according to a document released by the Space Development Agency July 1. A request for information lays out an early outline of what that new satellite architecture would look like and how the commercial sector
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A New Report on Why Military Space is So Expensive

A new Pentagon report notes that the industrial base supporting the military’s space efforts continues to be extremely specialized, making it difficult for the Department of Defense to fully take advantage of the commercial sector. “The DoD space industrial base remains a niche market with highly specialized and capital-intensive capabilities that are not efficiently managed
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Boeing Has Delivered Turkish Airlines’ First 787-9

The arrival of the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will see Turkish Airlines use it solely for their long-range international services flying from Istanbul to Washington and Atlanta in the United States. South and Central American routes suggested for Turkish Airlines newest member include Bogota-Panama and there is also talk about the 787-9 being used to fly
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Air Transat Will Be Merged Into Air Canada

Air Canada has bought Air Transat in a deal worth a reported $520m. Following several months of negotiations and a last-minute threat from a real estate developer, Air Canada’s offer of $13 per share has been unanimously approved by the Transat Board. Air Canada has successfully eliminated a competitor in their marketplace by acquiring Air
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Interview of Souriau-Sunbank VP of Sales, Anne-Marie Andrews

AEI sits down with Souriau-Sunbank VP of Sales, Anne-Marie Andrews Air Electro: What makes SOURIAU different from other connector manufacturers? Ann-Marie: SOURIAU – SUNBANK Connection Technologies is a company that is more than 100 years old and has a very rich history, which in turn has contributed to the company’s heritage and culture. We have always been
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All About Circular Connectors: Mil-Spec Design Summary

MIL-DTL-5015 (SAE AS50151) connectors, circular, MS3100 series (solder contact) Design Features: Threaded coupling design; eight connector configurations. Fifteen shell sizes—Range 8 thru 48 (.500″ to 3.000″ diameter). Wide variety of power and signal contact sizes (#4/0 to #20), standard density; 1 to 100 contacts. Conductive finish—Cadmium/Olive drab, 96-hour corrosion protection (standard). Application Notes: Contacts may
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Radiall QLI Connector Series

Radiall’s QLI Connector Series is a By-Product of its Predecessor 7/16. It has specifically been designed to improve the performance and increase the productivity of an older bayonet connector series. QLI connectors feature bayonet locking mechanism for the ease of installation. Here is a video demonstrating the capabilities of this innovative product: Find out all
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Interview with Positronic’s Global Vice President of Sales and Marketing John Grimm

Do you wonder what component manufacturers are doing to keep up with the industry demand and shorten current lead times? Air Electro’s Marketing Director, Nemanja Jokanovic, and Positronic’s Global Vice President of Sales and Marketing, John Grimm discuss how Positronic distinguishes itself as a company and tackles on new opportunities to seek growth. Air Electro:
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Glenair Mighty Mouse Connectors – All You Need to Know in One Summary

Glenair’s Mighty Mouse connectors are the industry standard for reduced size and weight applications. At half the weight and size of the regular D38999 connector, the Mighty Mouse series makes it a perfect choice where weight and space constraints are of critical design importance. Comparing the two series, the Mighty Mouse connectors have: Higher contact
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Former Microsemi Engineer Joins Air Electro as Quality Engineering Manager

Los Angeles, CA – Air Electro, a leader in aerospace, defense, transportation and avionics interconnect distribution and manufacturing appoints Marylou Navidad as Quality Engineering Manager. Marylou brings over 20 years of experience in the aerospace and electronics manufacturing industries. Formerly, she spent 11 years as the Quality Assurance Engineering Manager with Microsemi Corporation and was
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Outdoor Industrial Application Connectors by SOURIAU – UTL Series

Souriau’s UTL series is a plastic connector suitable for outdoor industrial applications thanks to a high sealing performance (IP68/IP69K) and an extreme UV resistance with F1 material per UL746C. The UTL series guarantees extended outdoor life. Designed and qualified according to the UL1977 and IEC61984 standards, the UTL connector series offers a 5VA flammability rating,
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Know Your Connectors – The importance of choosing the right connector

The importance of connectors is extremely significant in the design process of systems. When designers fail to realize the importance of connectors, it unfortunately contributes to the failure of products. One simple mistake a designer could make is neglecting the necessary space for a connector to properly function or even fit into a box in
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How to select a High-Speed Connector for Your Design Application

The design process of electrical applications includes numerous considerations, particularly while designing high-speed networks. Many connector users may be unaware that various processes are considered, aside from merely assembling conductive wiring between two interconnects. Etching, tolerances, shielding, and more must be acknowledged while establishing high-speed connections and ensure proper signal integrity. The key to optimizing
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D38999 Connector Custom Engineering Solutions

Knowing Air Electro’s unique connector capabilities, our customers often approach us with custom engineering solution questions. CASE SCENARIO: Question: “I often purchase D38999 connectors, remove the crimp contacts, purchase PC Tail contacts, load them in the D38999 shell and insert and mount the connector directly on the PC board. This is a costly process as
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Gregory S. Rocque Appointed as President of Positronic

Positronic, a global manufacturer of high-reliability electronic connector products based in Springfield, Missouri, USA, has appointed Gregory S. Rocque as President of the Company. Rocque will lead the efforts and execution of continued change and growth for the Company, while invigorating Positronic as a thought leader in the industry and driver of innovative solutions for
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Soldering Connectors Made Simple

  Many connectors and related components are often joined by soldering in some capacity. Soldering is the process of joining two metals with a melted filler metal. This process is very similar to welding, but do not mistake the two. Soldering does not melt the working metals but instead melts an added metal between the
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Glenair Composite Backshell Assembly Process

This video demonstrates the Composite Backshell Assembly Procedure for Glenair connectors. Air Electro has been an authorized Glenair distributor since 1991. We provide data sheets, catalogs, and the same day shipping on a variety of Glenair connectors, backshells, accessories and tools. Enjoy this educational video on the composite backshells assembly process below: Search for Glenair
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Radiall’s Aerospace Connector Applications

RADIALL IS A LEADING MANUFACTURER OF AEROSPACE CONNECTORS COVERING A BROAD RANGE OF APPLICATIONS. From “off the shelf” standard designs to custom applications, Radiall’s connectors often find in many commercial and defense applications. Air Electro is a leading authorized value-added distributor for Radiall. We offer full value-added capabilities on DSX ARINC 404 and NSX ARINC
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