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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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Product Highlight: Radiall Quickmate Connectors

Quickmate Connectors Quickmate, a range of quick mating connectors were developed for the ease of wiring in cable—to—cable and PCB—to—cable applications. These connectors have unique slide lock system that features one finger mating—in a snap (Radiall Touch). Quickmate connectors offer designed cost-effective solutions for any industry. Applicable industries: Aerospace, Defense, Industrial, Medical, Space, Telecom, Test
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Thanksgiving In Space – How Astronauts Aboard the ISS Dine

Thanksgiving at the International Space Station Astronauts aboard the International Space Station plan on getting creative with their Thanksgiving meal in orbit. To commemorate Thanksgiving this year, the astronauts on board the International Space Station shared a video of themselves discussing the holiday and what it means to them. But they couldn’t talk about Thanksgiving without at least mentioning
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Product Highlight: Accessories and Backshells

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 hundreds of thousands of different
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Tesla Unveils New Cybetruck; Pre-Sale Exceeds 200k Orders in First 72 Hours

Los Angeles, CA –  On 21 November, Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the long-awaited electric pickup truck at Tesla’s design studio in Hawthorne, Los Angeles, California. When the truck initially drove onto the stage, many in the crowd clearly couldn’t believe that this was actually the vehicle they’d come to see. The Cybertruck looks like
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Product Highlight: Contacts

Air Electro has been a leading specialist in military and commercial style contacts since opening our doors in 1952. We have some of the most experienced contact specialists in the military/aerospace industry and pride ourselves on being the largest franchised stocking distributor for Tri-Star Electronics since 1986. Our contact capabilities range from QPL Mil-Spec products
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Space Tech Expo Europe 2019

In its third year, Space Tech Expo Europe is the continent’s major dedicated supply-chain and engineering event for manufacturing, design, test and engineering services for spacecraft, subsystems and space-qualified components. The exhibition and conference draw attendance from thousands of industry leaders, decision-makers, engineers, specifiers and buyers to meet manufacturers across the supply chain for civil,
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Product Highlight: Radiall Waterproof RF Connectors

Radiall Waterproof RF Connectors Waterproof connectors are designed with specific sealing O-rings to prevent water ingress. They are suitable for use in outdoor and harsh environments, including, wireless telecom antennas, radio equipment, tactical radios and outdoor sensors. Waterproof connectors are sometimes referred to as watertight and are available in 2 main categories: panel sealed only
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Report Claims NASA Unnecessarily Favored Boeing Over SpaceX

A report found that NASA paid Boeing almost $300 million above the prices fixed by the Commercial Crew Program (CCP) contract. The money was meant as a compensation for “additional flexibilities” to accelerate the production of the Starliner capsule. The space agency’s inspector general deemed compensation as unnecessary. In its final report on the “Management
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Custom Products – Cylindrical Connectors with PC Tail Contacts

Cylindrical Connectors with PC Tail Contacts For applications where size, weight, and electrical performance are of paramount importance, connectors designed to mount directly to PC boards offer clear advantages over traditional “crimp and poke” contact terminations. Air Electro combines expertise in mil-spec I/O connectors and decades of experience designing and building custom PC tail contacts
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Product Highlights: Rectangular Connectors

Used in rugged and harsh environments, rectangular connectors offer design flexibility and ease of use as their advantage over other connector shapes. Air Electro is an authorized stocking distributor for Positronic, Souriau, Radiall, Amphenol, Glenair, TE Connectivity Deutsch and ADI Electronics as far as rectangular connectors go. Rectangular connectors are most often used industrial automation,
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Large Orders Coming In for Connectors for the Honeywell F-15 GPS/INS Upgrades

Los Angeles, CA – Air Electro has won a large electrical connector order from TTM Technologies for the Honeywell F-15 Embedded GPS/INS upgrades this week.  The order, which is scheduled to ship in 2020, is one of the largest for this program so far. The Honeywell F-15 Embedded GPS/INS Upgrade provides advanced performance navigation and
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Product Highlight: Radiall Rack and Panel Connectors

Rack and Panel Connectors Radiall’s Rack and Panel connectors are used in both military and commercial applications and represent the world’s leading range of products. This connector series is cost-effective, high—speed, as well as RoHS compliant. Line Replaceable Module (LRM) is the newest technology connector series offering the high—speed and cost-effective solutions featuring the EPX
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Product Highlight: D-Sub Connectors

D Sub connectors, also known as D Subminiature or D type connectors are small, lightweight connectors that are ideally suited for military equipment, industrial instrumentation, ground support devices and computer equipment. They can also be found in consumer electronics, telecommunications systems, medical equipment and local area networks (LANs). D Subminiature connectors are available in a
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Custom Products – Connectors w/ Integrated Backshells

Connectors with Integrated Backshells For connector applications where weight reduction and increased shell-to-shell conductivity are paramount, turn to Air Electro’s line of connectors with integrated cable management features. Cable clamps, banding porches, shrink boot adaptors, and other widely used backshell configurations are integrated directly into the connector in lieu of accessory threads and user-installed accessories.
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Product Highlights: Radiall Modular Connectors

Radiall Modular Connectors Air Electro is a leading distributor for Radiall’s modular connectors. EPX (EN4644), QM, and HDQX series are commonly used in various civil aviation applications and are the market’s go-to products because of the high density, lightweight benefits, and rapid installation. QM and EPX (EN4644) connectors offer plenty of modularity and flexibility with
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Glenair Mighty Mouse Connectors – All You Need to Know!

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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Custom Products – Manufacturing

Manufacturing With over 60 years of experience in the Mil/Aero Connector Industry, Air Electro has evolved into an industry leader in the design and manufacturing of custom connectors and contacts. Air Electro’s expertise in cylindrical and rectangular connectors with printed circuit contacts makes us the company of choice for custom applications. These products are available
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Meet Our Partner: Arizona Connector & Design

Arizona Connector and Design Arizona Connector and Design is an Air Electro owned company, acquired in 2015. They are a specialist in the design and manufacturing of specialized connectors and contacts and are an approved manufacturer at many of the world’s leading aerospace companies. Capabilities include wire wrap contacts, connectors, surface mount technology, adapters, bonding
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Product Highlight: High-Speed Connectors

High-Speed Connectors are connectors that are used in applications where fast data transfer is required. Air Electro stocks a large inventory of high-speed connectors and contacts, often ready for the same day shipping. We provide high-speed connectors in both circular and rectangular shapes. Air Electro is an authorized stocking distributor for Souriau, Glenair and Radiall.
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Meet Our Partner: TE Connectivity

We at Air Electro are proud of the partnerships we have established throughout our 65+ years in the industry. TE Connectivity Deutsch is one of those important relationships. Deutsch is a world-leading manufacturer of interconnect product for the aerospace, defense, marine, industrial, commercial transportation, and rail industries. For more than 70 years, TE’s DEUTSCH products
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Product Highlight: Connectors

Air Electro is an authorized distributor for ADI Electronics, AEI Manufacturing (an Air Electro company), Amphenol PCD, Arizona Connector and Design (an Air Electro company), Arizona Electrical Products (an Air Electro company), Carlisle-Jerrik, Carlisle-Tri-Star-Electronics, Corsair, Filconn, Glenair, Positronic, Radiall, RMS, Souriau, TE Connectivity Deutsch. We carry connectors that cover every imaginable design and specification. Our connector product category contains, but is not limited to MIL-DTL-3899 connectors, MIL-DTL-5015 Connectors, MIL-DTL-26482 connectors, MIL-DTL-83723 connectors, MIL-DTL-83513
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This Day in Aviation History: First Takeoff From an Aircraft Carrier

17 October 1922: Lieutenant Commander Virgil Childers (“Squash”) Griffin, Jr., United States Navy, made the first takeoff from an aircraft carrier of the U. S. Navy when he flew a Chance Vought Corporation VE-7 fighter from the deck of USS Langley (CV-1) while the ship was anchored in the York River along the west side of Chesapeake Bay, Maryland. A Vought VE-7 taking
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Value Added Lines – MIL-DTL-83723 Series III

MIL-DTL-83723 Series III M83723 series III is a high-density military cylindrical connector with two coupling styles: bayonet and threaded plugs and receptacles. It was designed for rugged use and high-temperature environments for both commercial and military aerospace applications. Both coupling styles inter-mate with MIL-DTL-26500 connectors (exception being shell size 8 threaded does not mate with
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Meet Our Partner: Corsair

We at Air Electro are proud of the partnerships we have established throughout our 65+ years in the industry. Corsair is one of those important relationships. Corsair Electrical Connectors Inc. is an AS9100 QMS certified manufacturer located in Irvine California. They specialize in Machining & Molding Components for Electrical Connectors to service all Mil-Aero users.
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Product Highlight: Glenair MIL-DTL-83513 Micro-D Connectors

MIL-DTL-83513 allows the use of low-cost stamped contacts; however, the Glenair Micro-D connector features the high-performance TwistPin contact system. Glenair M83513 connectors are 100% Made in USA. Glenair’s industry-leading Micro-D capacity and capabilities offer quick worldwide access to the full range of QPL items. In addition to the general specification, MIL-DTL-83513 contains a total of
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Top 20 Space Movies of All-Time – Part 1

Last week, we tackled our favorite aviation films of all time and got a lot of great feedback.  So, we asked ourselves, what next?  Well, in our industry we are fortunate enough to participate in some truly exciting programs in Civil Aerospace, Space Exploration, Military & Defense, IoT, and industrial applications. It just so happens,
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The Differences Between MIL-DTL-38999 Series I, II, and III Connectors

These circular connectors were originally designed to meet requirements for cable-to-panel applications in the military and aerospace market. Now they are used across a wide range of industries that benefit from their high-performance qualities. The engineers and procurement professionals in both the civil and military aerospace industries work with QPL-approved (Qualified Parts List) connectors on
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Meet Our Partner: Souriau

We at Air Electro are proud of the partnerships we have established throughout our 65+ years in the industry. Souriau is one of those important relationships. Souriau is a world leader in the harsh environment interconnect solutions market, servicing the Aviation, Defense and Space, Energy and Transportation industries. Air Electro offers the full range of
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Product Highlight: Push-Pull Connectors

SOURIAU provides a vast variety of push-pull connectors suitable for high reliability and high-quality applications where a simple yet fast method to connect/disconnect is required. Ideal for use in areas with limited space where endurance is the priority, our push-pull connectors can be used in medical applications (imaging, cardio management, electrosurgical, lab analysis and processing),
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Value-Added Lines – MIL-DTL-38999 Series I

The D38999 Series I connector is a circular, high-density bayonet style with shell sizes ranging from 9 to 25 with over 50 QPL approved insert arrangements available. It was designed for high-performance requirements for military and aerospace cable to panel applications. Other applications can include marine and communication equipment, medical instrumentation, weapon systems, armored carriers
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