Category: Aviation / Aerospace

Air Electro (AEI) produces an extensive line of connectors and contacts for the Civil Aerospace industry. Civil interconnect products include MIL-DTL-38999 Series I, II, & III in Aluminum, Steel, and Composite Shells; MIL-DTL-26500 Qualified to the BACC Connector Specifications, EPX General Purpose Rectangular Connectors, ARINC 404 & 600 Series. In addition, AEI distributes a variety of Filter Connectors, Grounding Modules, along with Engine Connectors conforming to EN2997 & MIL-DTL-83723 Series III specifications. Further, AEI distributes a wide range of Fiber Optic, Boeing BACC, and Airbus ASNE Connectors. Air Electro is also the world’s largest distributor for Tri-Star Mil-DTL-39029 contacts, along with their BACC47, and EN3155 Series.

Northrop Selects AEI Manufacturing to Supply Contacts for Their BACN Program

In September 2020, Northrop Grumman selected AEI Manufacturing to supply the electrical connector contacts for their BACN (Battlefield Airborne Communications Node) for their Global Hawk. PC tail contacts are an effective and streamlined way to marry connectors to PC boards, flex circuits, and other electrical equipment. However, due to the unique dimensional constraints of every

CEO of Boeing’s Defense Wing Talks Stumbling Blocks, from KC-46 to COVID

Boeing Defense Space and Security CEO Leanne Caret stepped into the top Boeing defense job in 2016, after the American company lost a lucrative contract for the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation bomber. Questions about Boeing’s future as a producer of fighter jets — and the prominence of its defense business — lingered as the end

Virgin Galactic Delays Commercial SpaceShipTwo Spaceflights Until 2021

Virgin Galactic passengers will have to wait until at least 2021 for the first flight opportunities. Before passengers climb aboard the suborbital space plane SpaceShipTwo, the space tourism firm will send at least two powered test spaceflights aloft from New Mexico’s Spaceport America, where the company moved earlier this year. Virgin performed two glide tests at the

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