Printed circuit boards have radically changed how we design and manufacture electronics since their invention, serving as a medium that mechanically supports and electrically connects electronic components. With printed circuit boards, we have been able to downsize devices while simultaneously bolstering their power, making printed circuit boards a staple of electronics. To manufacture printed circuit boards, a process known as circuit card assembly (CCA) is carried out. With this manufacturing technique, raw materials can be transformed into reliable boards for aerospace, military, and consumer markets alike. In this blog, we will discuss circuit card assembly in more detail, allowing you to have a better understanding of how it is carried out.


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Motor shaft voltages can cause damage to the components around them. For instance, if a shaft’s voltage surpasses the insulation capabilities of nearby cables or parts, this can result in both acute and long-term damage to the motor bearings. High voltages may even lead to arcing between the shaft and the bearing which can increase the temperature of the bearing. Metal bearings, in particular, can vaporize and become permanently damaged or pitted from this process.


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While in-flight entertainment (IFE) is now a staple of commercial aviation that is simply expected to be present by many passengers, aircraft did not always have such amenities. The first form of in-flight entertainment came about in the early 1960s when Trans World Airlines offered customers a movie viewing experience in-flight with the use of a 16mm film system with black and white TV monitors. From there, in-flight entertainment quickly evolved, becoming what we know today with personal display screen fixtures, audio jack availability for headphones, on-board Wi-Fi, and so much more. In this blog, we will discuss current in-flight entertainment solutions and future trends, allowing you to better see how IFE will continue to evolve.


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Aircraft maintenance is an important procedure, ensuring that such vehicles are well-looked over for any potential issues that may detract from performance, airworthiness, and general safety. As some aircraft may be large and complex, the maintenance procedure has become more robust. With increases in technology, devices such as drones have been introduced to the maintenance procedure, allowing for various increases in efficiency. In this blog, we will discuss the introduction of drone surveillance systems, allowing you to better understand the role that they have begun to undertake in regard to aircraft maintenance.


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A bearing is a common machine element found in countless assemblies, often serving to mitigate the friction generated between moving parts while also constraining motion as needed. Within the realm of aviation, bearings are commonly used due to their durable and lightweight properties, and they are present in a number of assemblies ranging from the engines of an aircraft to its wings. While coming in the form of a small component, the properties and functionalities of bearings make them an indispensable part of any aircraft. In this blog, we will discuss aircraft bearings and the various types that are commonly used for assemblies, allowing you to better understand the roles that they play for flight operations.


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