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Product Highlight: MIL-DTL-5015 Connectors

MIL-DTL-5015 connectors are rear release, threaded connectors most commonly used in military and aerospace as well as industrial applications. These connectors are designed for rugged environments and are able to sustain environmental hazards. MIL-DTL-5015 connectors are also found in road vehicles, industrial machines and telecommunication equipment. Air Electro is a value-added distributor for MIL-DTL-5015 through
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Value Added Lines – MIL-DTL-26482 Series I

MIL-DTL-26482 Series I MIL-DTL-26482 Series I is a quick-disconnect circular connector with a bayonet coupling designed to ensure reliable electrical connections in aircraft. The lightweight and compact size make the 26482 style connector suitable not just for military and aerospace applications but also industrial and telecommunications applications that require a connector that can hold up
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Patriot Day – How Air Electro has Helped America Move Forward Since the 9/11 Attacks

September 11, 2001 – Patriot Day, a day that will live in infamy for the duration of World History, was also a day that changed almost every aspect of how we travel.  Air Electro is proud to have partnered with companies that contributed to safer air travel after the horrible tragedy and have continued to
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Meet Our Partner: Positronic

We at Air Electro are proud of the partnerships we have established throughout our 65+ years in the industry. Positronic is one of those important relationships. Positronic is a global manufacturer of high-reliability electronic connectors and build-to-print cable assemblies for use in various applications related to military, space, commercial aerospace, medical, industrial, test, and rail
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Product Highlight: MIL-DTL-26482 Connectors

MIL-DTL-26482 Connectors-Quick-disconnect circular connectors utilizing bayonet coupling and are environmentally sealed. Air Electro is a value-added distributor for MIL-DTL-26482 through Corsair and Souriau. We also feature Amphenol’s 62GB Series. These connectors were originally designed for use in military applications. Today, they are also commonly found in industrial and telecommunications. Air Electro offers a 48h value-added
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Value Added Lines – MIL-DTL-5015 Series III

The 5015 series III is a rear release military circular connector with a threaded coupling designed for military/aerospace and industrial applications. It is a rugged connector that performs well in environments that require extreme reliability with high power handling features. Common applications include industrial machinery, engines, all road vehicles, sensors and telecommunication equipment. The shell
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Meet Our Partner: Glenair

We at Air Electro are proud of the partnerships we have established throughout our 65+ years in the industry. Glenair is one of those important relationships. Glenair is a worldwide leader in the manufacturing of connectors, backshells and interconnect cable assemblies. Founded in 1956, Glenair was the first company specifically founded to produce electrical connector
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One-Fifth of U.S. Military Aircraft Will be ADS-B Equipped

Roughly one-fifth of military aircraft operated by the U.S. Defense Department will be equipped for automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) Out by the FAA’s January 2020 compliance date, according to numbers released by the Pentagon. The U.S. Air Force, the lead service overseeing implementation, reports that 2,936 manned aircraft will be fitted to signal their position
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Product Highlight: Glenair Mighty Mouse Connectors

Glenair Mighty Mouse (Series 80) Connectors Glenair’s Mighty Mouse Series 80 is the leading miniature connector series used in military, civil and ground applications. It mimics the MIL-DTL-38999, however, it is smaller in size and lighter. The Series 80 Mighty Mouse Connector is ideal for the extensive range of power and signal applications that rely
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Value Added Lines – DSX-SAE AS81659 & ARINC 404

The DSX series are multipin, rack and panel style connectors designed to electrically connect equipment racks to avionics equipment. Typically the plug is installed on the avionics rack and the receptacle on the equipment box. Applications include commercial and military aircraft and helicopters, railway, radar systems, power circuits, in-flight electronic instrumentation and flight simulators. The
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Meet Our Partner: Filconn

We at Air Electro are proud of the partnerships we have established throughout our 65+ years in the industry. Filconn is one of those important relationships. Filconn is a leading manufacturer of filter connectors with over 25 years of professional connector design and innovation. Filconn’s specialties include custom product development, hands-on technical customer support, and
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Women’s Equality Day – The Most Influential Women of Aviation

Today is Women’s Equality Day and We Want to Take a Look Back on the History of Women in Aviation. Women in Aviation Women have been involved in aviation from the beginnings of both lighter-than-air travel and as airplanes, helicopters and space travel were developed. Women pilots were also called “aviatrices” (singular: “aviatrix”). Women have
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On This Day the C-130 Took Flight

On This Day In History the First C-130 Hercules Took to the Skies

It can be said without fear of contradiction that the C-130 Hercules is one of the most important aircraft in aviation history. Since its first flight in 1954, the Hercules has been everywhere and done just about anything. Aircrews have flown it to both poles, landed or airdropped military supplies to hot spots from Vietnam
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Value Added Lines – BACC Connectors

Air Electro offers value-added assembly for BACC63 composite and stainless steel connectors. BACC63CT/CU/DB/DC is a Boeing specification for D38999 series III connectors and they are in accordance with the MIL-DTL-38999 Series III specification. Composite connectors (BACC63CU/CT) can be up to 30% lighter than aluminum connectors and are ideal for applications where weight saving is critical,
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Meet Our Partner: Amphenol PCD

We at Air Electro are proud of the partnerships we have established throughout our 65+ years in the industry. Amphenol PCD is one of those important relationships. Amphenol PCD, a subsidiary of Amphenol Corporation, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of interconnect products for Military, Commercial Aerospace and Industrial applications. Located north of Boston
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TE Connectivity & rFlight: Changing the Way the World Looks at the Sky

THE GO FLY COMPETITION Sponsored by Boeing, GoFly is an international competition pushing the boundaries of innovation, engineering, and transportation. This event encourages innovators, inventors, and engineers to develop and build a personal flying device that can be used by anyone, anywhere. The goal of the GoFly Prize is to foster the development of safe,
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Product Highlights: MIL-DTL-38999 Connectors

Air Electro stocks and offers 48-hour value-added capabilities on MIL-DTL-38999 connectors. As an authorized distributor for all of our MIL-DTL-38999 products, we stock individual connector components allowing us to build millions of different part numbers. With these unique capabilities, we can match your exact design requirements and modify any connector to your specifics. Throughout the
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Meet Our Partner: Carlisle Tri-Star Electronics

We at Air Electro are proud of the partnerships we have established throughout our 65+ years in the industry. Tri-Star is one of those important relationships. Tri-star Electronics is the leading manufacturer for Mil-Aero contacts, servicing over 90% of the world’s leading aerospace, avionics and electronics OEMs. With over 400 different part numbers on the
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Featured Product – DMC-M Series Rectangular Connectors

FEATURED PRODUCT TE Connectivity Deutsch DMC-M Series Rectangular Connectors Air Electro is one of the very few fully authorized distribution sources for all of your DMC—M needs. TE’s DMC—MD are lightweight composite, modular, color and mechanical coded, push-pull coupling connectors. These connectors were created to meet the most demanding avionics requirements and specifications including BACC65,
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What Is ADS-B Out and Do You Need It?

ADS-B Out ADS-B Out is the broadcasting part of ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast).  Through a transmitter, aircraft data such as airspeed, altitude, location and identification is broadcast to ADS-B ground stations.  In most cases, the real-time data that is received by air traffic controllers is more accurate than the data provided by current radar-based systems.
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Who Protects the Moon Site?

It Was July 20, 1969, and Way Past Pete Capelotti’s Bedtime. But as the nine-year-old sat in his family’s living room in Massachusetts watching the live broadcast of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin step out of the Apollo 11 lander and onto the lunar surface, sleep was the last thing on his mind. “I just
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The History of Our Mission to Mars

As the space race to the red planet heats up and private companies aim to mine and colonize it, we take a look back on the factual history of humans and Mars. Facts: There have been eight successful US Mars landings: Viking 1 and Viking 2 (both 1976), Pathfinder (1997), Spirit and Opportunity (both 2004),
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Eaton to Purchase Souriau-Sunbank for $920m

CLEVELAND, July 22, 2019 – TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE: TDG), a leading global designer, producer and supplier of highly engineered aircraft components, announced today that it has received a binding offer pursuant to a put option agreement (the “Put Agreement”) from Eaton Corporation plc (NYSE:ETN) for the acquisition by Eaton of the business of Souriau-Sunbank
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Amelia Earhart Broke Aviation Records and Empowered Generations of Women Pilots

Amelia Earhart was a trailblazing pilot and an OG girl-power icon who broke gender stereotypes along with aviation records. In June 1937, after a botched attempt, she set out from Miami with an ambitious goal: to become the first woman to fly around the world. Alongside navigator Fred Noonan in her trusty Lockhead Electra, she made
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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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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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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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Jeff Bezos Says His Space Company, Blue Origin, Will Send Tourists to Space in 2019

The world’s richest man recently shared his vision of Earth’s future in space. Included in the below replay, provided by Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos shares his vision of humans living in space. The man who owns Amazon (which he started from his garage), Whole Food’s (which he purchased in 2018), Audible.com, Ring Security, Twitch and
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Aerovironment Provides New Info of California Woolsey Fire

The Woolsey wildfire ignited on November 18th and burned over 96,949 acres in the Los Angeles and Ventura Counties of California.  The destructive Woolsey fire destroyed more than 616 park structures and consumed approximately 88% of National Park Service land within the recreation area. Considered one of Los Angeles’ most cherished open spaces featuring hiking
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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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By 2028, China Will Be The World’s Largest Domestic Aviation Market

After decades of economic and population growth, China is set to become the world’s largest domestic aviation market by 2028. This is according to leading airframer Boeing. The PRC’s domestic growth will equally be followed by an increase in international outbound demand. China’s significance is further set to increase well into the 2030s, necessitating new
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When Failure is Not an Option: The Rigor of Mil-Aero Specs

Put yourself in these situations: Your F-16 is loaded with armaments, tracking the movement of a terrorist caravan on a dusty mid-eastern desert road. The security of an entire province depends on the success of your mission. Your aircraft carrier is weaving through the same waters you’ve been traversing for the last six months, establishing
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