The Engine Indicating and Crew Alerting System (EICAS) and Electronic Centralized Aircraft Monitor (ECAM) are electronic systems in modern airliners that monitor various aircraft systems, such as the hydraulics, avionics, and fuel, and alert the pilots when a problem is detected. Additionally, these systems can assist pilots by displaying relevant checklists for addressing the detected malfunction. While both systems accomplish the same task, ECAM are used on Airbus aircraft, while EICAS are used on Boeing 737, 777, and 787, as well as on Embraer and Canadair aircraft. For more information about these two systems, read on as we discuss their use on modern planes.


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Wire caps are simple and effective ways of connecting wires. Whether you have small or large wires, wire caps are go-to connecting elements. They consist of cap-like parts that have conductive inner bodies.


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Aircraft paint must be able to handle harsh weather conditions, exposure to various chemicals, and bend and flex, all the while looking good. To withstand these conditions, only two types of paint can be used: epoxy and enamel. These tough materials can be mixed with pigment and dyes to be used as paint, and they also act as a sealant, insulation, and adhesive in this and other applications. To choose the right paint for an aircraft, one needs to understand the different options available and the advantages of each.


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For the armed forces, defeating threats long before they can be seen is their number one goal. To support their mission, BAE Systems is the premier mission systems provider in effective and affordable electronic warfare (EW) technologies. Electronic warfare systems are present on over 120 platforms and operate on 80% of US military fixed-wing aircraft, more than 95% of US Army rotary-wing aircraft, and their US allies. BAE Systems serves as the sole EW provider for modern aircraft and will likely extend its services well into the future.


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Pressure switches and pressure transducers are both common devices that may be found in a variety of industrial applications, and despite having somewhat similar roles, the two components are distinct from one another and should not be conflated. Depending on the type of application and the various safety and performance requirements for optimal operations, the choice between each component will vary. In this blog, we will discuss pressure switches and transducers in more detail, allowing you to have a better understanding of when to use each.


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In the realm of aircraft engine design, a “spool” is an engineering term that is used to refer to the combination of the compressor and high-pressure turbine of a turbine engine. The two elements of the spool are connected to each other through a drive shaft, and the high-pressure turbine drives the compressor during standard operations. While single-spool configurations are quite common, there are various instances in which a dual-spool design may be used, that of which is when the compressor and high-pressure turbine are split into two segments. In this blog, we will discuss the difference between single- and dual-spool engines, allowing you to determine which is best for your needs.


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As compared to the early aircraft designed during the initial debut of powered flight, most modern aircraft are heavily reliant on electricity for their standard operations, safety, and efficiency. Whether for collecting flight pertinent data or for providing visibility in a cabin during low-light conditions, electrical power is used in many different forms during a typical operation. In order to supply all electronic systems and apparatuses with power and to create a network for current transportation, a large number of electrical wires and cables are implemented. In this blog, we will discuss the wire and cabling systems that serve aircraft, as well as the circuit protection elements put in place to ensure optimal operations and safety.


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One of the most dangerous incidents that a pilot can face while flying is a flat spin, and it is crucial that pilots have the knowledge and ability to recover from such situations for safety. Though flat spins are not common during routine flights, they are very dangerous as they can be extremely difficult to recover from in many instances. Generally, flat spins occur when there is no forward airspeed, causing the vehicle to spin toward earth around its vertical axis.


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Gas turbine engines are an important element of countless aircraft models, serving to combust fuel-and-air mixtures to produce the power necessary for achieving propulsion and driving various systems. As energy is created and assemblies move, a high amount of heat and friction will be produced. To ensure that damage and failures are mitigated, gas turbine engines will utilize lubrication systems. Such assemblies are also used for piston engine and steam turbine assemblies as well, allowing for mechanical losses to be combated. In this blog, we will discuss the gas turbine lubrication system, allowing you to better understand the role it plays in flight operations.


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If you watch an aircraft operating on the ground or in the sky during evening hours, you will often notice that they have a collection of external lights situated across their fuselage, wings, and other bodily structures. Ranging in color and varying from flashing to solid types, aircraft lights come in many forms to fulfill numerous applications. As aircraft lights may serve for safety, navigation, illumination, or other such needs, it can be very beneficial to have a general understanding of each.


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