Airframe wires & cables

Airframe wiresGeneral-purpose airframe wires and cables are used throughout the aircraft: on the flight deck, in the passenger area, in the wings and surfaces. They are used to carry signal and low level power at 27 Volt DC or 115 Volts AC RMS. These wires represent a significant part of the 200 km of cables in an average passenger aircraft. They control everything from fasten-seatbelt signs to complex fly-by-wire sub-systems.

General Purpose

  • Airframe
  • Cockpit & passenger cabin
  • Wings, control surfaces and landing gear

Technology

  • Copper, copper-alloy, copper-clad aluminum or aluminum alloy
  • PTFE polyimide wrapped insulation
  • Next-generation smooth surface technology
  • Cross-linked extruded insulation
  • High temperature (150°C to 260°C)
  • Mechanical resistance (abrasion, cut-through)
  • UV and fluid-resistance
  • Low weight and small diameter
  • Arc-track resistance
  • Laser marking

Standards

  • EN 2267-010A DR & EN 2267-009
  • EN 2714-013 & EN 2714-014
  • AS22759/80 to 92 & WC 27500 series W
  • AS22759/180 to 192 (smooth surface wire) & WC 27500 series D
  • AS22759/34 to /46 & WC 27500 series S
  • ABS 0949 AD, ABS 1354 & ABS 1356 (Airbus)
  • BMS13-60 series (Boeing)
  • B080 series (Bombardier)
  • Nexans standards such as :
    • CB series (equivalent to B080)
    • CC series (equivalent to 55PC)
    • AM & AN series (equivalent to 44A)
  • Many other OEM standards commercial and defense applications