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Radiall RF Connectors

Radiofrequency (RF) connectors are electrical connectors that work with signals in the multi-megahertz range. They prevent outside signals from interfering with the information passing through coaxial cables. These connectors also enable signals to travel efficiently and reliably.  RF connectors are used in a wide variety of applications, including antennas, Wi-Fi devices, radio systems and more.
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Versatile Positroinc D-Sub Connector Solutions for a Variety of Applications

D-Subminiature connectors, also known as D-Sub, are important to a broad range of markets and applications, including commercial, industrial, defense, aerospace, and high-performance computer technology. They work equally well for data, signal, and power transmission, and can be easily assembled in the field. Over time, they have evolved into an almost ubiquitous connector, equally common
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Setting the Stage for Entertainment with Industrial Connectors

The demand for durable connectors remains high across many different industries, and the entertainment industry is no exception. Whether it’s for concerts, sporting events, or filming, rugged industrial connectors play a crucial role in today’s entertainment field. These connectors must meet the challenges of the harsh conditions commonly seen in outdoor applications while maintaining a
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Aviation Business Confronts Covid-19 Reality as Fallout Spreads

If there’s one thing for certain about the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on business aviation, it is that no two days will be the same and that the industry needs to stay braced for indefinite turbulence. For those still doubting that Covid-19 is a global crisis, the World Health Organization’s official confirmation of its pandemic
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Pegasus – A Tiny All Weather UAS Solution

Pegasus Series The Pegasus Series is Amphenol Pcd’s latest innovation in small, lightweight, rugged connectors. Designed for use in harsh environments, Pegasus builds on the successful Luminus Aerospace connector with the addition of EMI shielding. EMI shielding is provided by electroless copper and nickel plate, with a copper alloy spring finger gasket to ensure shell
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MIL-DTL-38999 Connectors are Ready for the Harshest Environments

MIL-DTL-38999 connectors are miniature, high-density circular connectors made for some of the most demanding conditions and harshest environments imaginable. These electrical connectors have been intentionally designed to meet very strict Mil-Spec requirements set forth by the U.S. Department of Defense to establish an industry standard for performance and reliability. Despite being designed for the military,
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Air Electro Partners with ByoPlanet to Help Fight the Spread of the Coronavirus

The novel coronavirus has killed more than 3,300 people worldwide, the vast majority in mainland China. The World Health Organization (WHO) reported the world is nearing 100,000 cases, while Johns Hopkins University says we’ve already surpassed that number. New cases of coronavirus were confirmed in new parts of the U.S. on Friday. Health experts are urging people to continue
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An Innovative Mixture of Water and Electricity

Electricity and water normally don’t mix. But an invention by two Northrop Grumman engineers eliminates that incompatibility and the obvious danger of exposing electrical currents to water by — believe it or not — creating a new kind of electrical connector that operates while exposed directly to water. While the manufacturers of most electrical connectors
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Airbus Fined Billions in Global Bribery Settlement

Airbus has been fined €3.6bn as it reached final deferred prosecution agreements (DPA) with French, US and UK authorities over bribery activity in a number of countries including Ghana, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Taiwan. The agreement with the French Parquet National Financier (PNF), the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO), and the US Department of
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The Basics of IP Ratings and IP Rated Connectors

Everybody knows someone who has accidentally spilled liquid on their smartphone or dropped the device in water. Studies suggest that about 20% of phones may suffer this fate, with some models now built to resist immersion in shallow water for short periods of time. Demand is growing for new types of portable and wearable electronics
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Lockheed Martin Delivers First Block 8.1 Upgrade HC-130J To U.S. Coast Guard

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) representatives joined U.S. Coast Guard leaders and crew members for a ceremony on Jan. 31 at the Coast Guard Aviation Logistics Center in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, celebrating the completion of operational testing of the first Coast Guard HC-130J outfitted with the Block 8.1 upgrade. This upgrade was installed on a
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Air Electro Solutions: Advanced Connectivity for Smart Agriculture

The growth in world population is placing increased demands on agricultural production. This is one of the major challenges of modern agriculture, now in the midst of major transformation. Now that “intelligent” and connected equipment is becoming available on the market, answers to these needs are now within reach, while at the same time addressing
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What Are Micro-D Connectors?

Micro-D connectors are about half the size of D-sub connectors. Both are shaped like the letter D. The early D-shaped connectors were first used in computers because of their compact design. Image courtesy of Glenair Offering reliable and secure electrical connections, they feature at least two rows of parallel pins and offer high density in
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Air Electro Wins Bid to Be Electrical Connector Supplier to Honeywell for ADM

We are proud and excited to announce that Air Electro has won the business of being the connector supplier to Honeywell for their ADM.  Air Electro will be supplying up to 7500 connectors a year for this project, which follows a successful partnership on Honeywell’s ADS-B program. What is ADM? Automatic Descent Mode (ADM) is
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TE Connectivity Named Among ‘World’s Most Admired Companies’ by Fortune

Exciting announcement!  Our partners at TE Connectivity have been awarded a top honor for the third straight time. TE Connectivity Ltd. has been named to Fortune magazine’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies for the third year in a row. (PRNewsfoto/TE Connectivity) The annual survey, conducted by Fortune and Korn Ferry, is given to
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Air Electro Solutions: The Growing Autonomous Vehicles Industry

In this new decade, many major automotive manufacturers and technology companies are testing autonomous/self-driving vehicles. There are in fact currently 65 companies conducting these tests. Some of these companies Tesla (obviously), General Motors, Google, Apple, and Ford. Only one of those companies currently has attained a permit for fully driverless testing on California public roads
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Increased In-Flight Connectivity Drives Demand for Lightweight Connector Products

Air travelers and crew increasingly rely on in-flight connectivity. An expanding array of advanced products and design strategies gives airlines options for how to deliver both in-flight entertainment and critical communications. Over the five-year period spanning 2018 to 2023, in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems are projected to grow from an estimated value of $5 billion to
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On This Day In Aviation History: The Space Shuttle Columbia Blasts Off for Catastrophe

16 January 2003, 15:39:00 UTC, T minus Zero: Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-107) lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida. Columbia (OV-102) was America’s first space shuttle. This would be her final flight. 81.7 seconds after launch, Columbia was at approximately 66,000 feet (20,100 meters) altitude and 12.5 miles (20.1 kilometers) downrange, accelerating
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ISO Announces First Drone Safety Standards

The ISO has announced a set of international standards covering quality, safety, security and etiquette for the operation of commercial drones. The standards have been produced by the International Organization for Standardisation (ISO) after a year-long consultation with drone operators, academics and businesses. The ISO said the standards, which are the first in a series
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Embattled Boeing is Faced With New Crisis with Iran Plane Crash

As investigators scramble to work out what caused a Boeing 737-800 to crash early Wednesday, the embattled plane maker is grappling with another catastrophe as it continues to reel from its 737 Max crisis. The Ukraine-bound 737-800 crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran’s main international airport, killing all 176 onboard the plane. Early reports from
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Science Coming in 2020

Welcome to 2020! Other than being a numerically auspicious date that stands at the gateway of a fresh new decade, the year 2020 will probably be like any other year: Full of confusing and depressing events that will make you wish Earth had some sort of eject button. But, statistically speaking, there must be some
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NASA’s X-59 Quiet Supersonic Research Aircraft Cleared for Final Assembly

NASA’s experimental X-59 jet, which could make supersonic commercial travel a reality, has been cleared for final assembly. The X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology (QueSST) aircraft, designed by Lockheed Martin, could take its first flight as soon as 2021. This is NASA’s first large-scale, piloted x-plane (or experimental aircraft) in more than three decades, and its goal is to reduce the
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Eaton Acquisition of Souriau Connection Technologies Now Complete

Big news to close out 2019 and the decade with… Power management company plc (NYSE:ETN) announced it has completed the acquisition of the business of TransDigm Group Incorporated for $920 million. Headquartered in Versailles, France, Souriau-Sunbank is a global leader in highly engineered electrical interconnect solutions for harsh environments for customers in the aerospace, defense,
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Product Highlight: Radiall Fiber-Optic Connectors

Radiall is widely recognized as a leading and innovative manufacturer of multipin and modular connectors designed for the Aerospace and Defense markets. Air Electro offers full value-added capabilities on Radiall’s ARINC 404 and ARINC 600 product, in addition to stocking to modular EPX connectors. We maintain a vast inventory on all Radiall ARINC and EPX
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This Day In Aviation: The Legendary SR-71 Blackbird Takes First Flight

22 December 1964: Lockheed test pilot Robert J. “Bob” Gilliland made a solo first flight of the first SR-71A, 61-7950, at Air Force Plant 42, Palmdale, California. The “Blackbird” flew higher than 45,000 feet (13,716 meters) and more than 1,000 miles per hour (1,609 kilometers per hour) before landing at Edwards Air Force Base, 22
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This Day In Aviation: Apollo 17 Splashed Down

19 December 1972: At 2:25 p.m. EST—12 days, 13 hours, 51 minutes, 59 seconds after departing the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida—the Apollo 17 command module America (CM-112) returned to Earth, splashing down in the South Pacific Ocean, approximately 350 miles (563 kilometers) southeast of Samoa. The three 83 foot, 6 inch diameter (25.451 meters) ring sail main parachutes had deployed
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Product Highlight: Glenair As80549 Backshells & Accessories

As a franchised stocking distributor for Glenair, Air Electro offers a comprehensive selection of Mil-Spec and commercial backshells; from wire bundle strain reliefs, backshells, dummy stowage receptacles and protective covers, to advanced electromagnetic shielding and termination systems, extender backshells, pipe thread adapters, shorting caps, and cable sealing backshells. Glenair produces literally hundreds of thousands of
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Product Highlight: Radiall Multiport Connectors

Radiall is widely recognized as a leading and innovative manufacturer of multipin and modular connectors designed for the Aerospace and Defense markets. Multi-port connectors consist of multiple coaxial contacts of the same interface integrated into a single connector module. Coaxial contacts are carefully designed to provide low insertion force, blind mating and high reliability. Multiport
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Automation Connectors: How Automation Is Changing the Outlook of the Industry

Did you know that almost every product you’ve touched today was likely the result of an automated manufacturing process? A milk carton, a tube of toothpaste, your car, your computer: all of these items are now typically produced through a largely automated system. We’re currently in the midst of a digital transformation, and many manufacturers
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As the Skywalker Saga Wraps Up, Disney Launches Most Ambitious Star Wars Project Ever

Resistance base, Batuu, Outer Rim (aka Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Hollywood Studios, Orlando, Florida) — Whatever your sympathies to the rebellion or your level of Star Wars acumen, you’re rebel scum now. That’s your fate once you enter the most ambitious interactive attraction in Disney theme park history — Rise of the Resistance — which
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Product Highlight: Glenair Opto Electronic Products

Beginning in 2012 Air Electro teamed up with Glenair to be their first distributor to sell Glenair’s cutting edge optoelectronic product. Optoelectronics (also referred to as photonics) are various forms of optical transceivers/receiver assemblies, copper-to-fiber media converters, “active” connectors and cables and other devices used to convert digital electrical signals in electronic equipment into optical
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‘America’s Greatest Secret’ Now on Display at Ronald Reagan Library

A warplane whose existence was kept secret for nearly a decade now looms outside the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum in Simi Valley for all to see. On Saturday morning, the library’s new F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Fighter exhibit kicked off with a short ceremony while the annual Reagan National Defense Forum carried on indoors. A ribbon-cutting preceded the midday
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Product Highlight: Ground Blocks, Terminal and Junction Models

Ground blocks and terminal and junction modules are used for grounding and wiring integration devices for commercial and military aircraft. Typical applications are lighting in the aircraft, IFE and galley. The ground blocks bodies are made from an aluminum alloy and terminal modules from polyphenylene sulfide. They meet the electrical, mechanical and environmental performance criteria
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