The A380 Wiring Problem
Why Did Airbus Hit Wiring Turbulence?
Jetstream 4100 Total Electrical Failure
The Errant Arcs
FAA Mandates Center Wing Tank Safety
Resetting Tripped Circuit Breakers in Flight
The Case For Wire Replacement
A Selection of Inflight Cabin Fire Imagery (pdf 2.1mb)
A Compendium of Inflight Cabin and Cockpit Fires
The Complete Story on Aircraft Wiring Faults
Automating Wiring Installation in 3D Aircraft Designs
Pilots Learn to Fight Airborne Fires
Since 2001, What Progress on the Arc-Fault Detecting Circuit Breaker?
Ten Years after RWA800, FAA wants Wiring "Safer"
The Complete Rewiring of the Kaptonized C2 Greyhound A/C
One Wire Destroys many $35M Jets
A Quick Retrospective on Wiring Faults
Shuttle Sensor Fault Probably due to Introduced Wire Grounding Issues
NASA Scraps Wiring Integrity Checks on Shuttles
Revisiting the IFE Threat
A Report on Aging Wiring
Boeing Reviews the 717's Electricals after an Onboard Fire
A New Wiring Company and a New Type of Aircraft Wiring
Honeywell's Nova Wiring Integrity Program
The Spectre of Uncontrollable Electrical Fire in an Enclosed Space
The Effects of Aging on Aircraft Wiring
A 777-200 Aft Toilet Electrical Fire
The ATA Testimony on Wiring
The ARC FAULT Circuit Breaker
So What does FAILING Wiring Look Like anyway?
More British Airways 747 Onboard Fires (18 Aug and 22 Aug 2004)
ATSB Report on BA 747-400 cargo Fire -Sydney early report earlier report
One Generator Fails and a Russian Heavy Bomber Crew Dies?
Hearkening Back to IASA's VIRGIN BUS Solution (a retrospective)
Fuel Tanks Finally to be Inerted - 7 Years Hence
A 1998 Retrospective on Wiring Woes (and the answer)
Circuit Beaker Reset Fires (7 pages)
More on the Real Cause of the Valujet 592 Fire
Was this the Flaw that Really Started the Valujet 592 Fire?
Tefzel Wiring Insulation - Its flaws and an Answer
Details of Airtran 356 (717-200) Cabin Electrical Fire (into LaGuardia)
British Airways 747 Cargo Hold Fire ex Sydney
Arc Fault Circuit-Breakers & Aircraft Electrical Fires AFCI's (pdf file)
The Problem of Overloaded and Overheating Wire Conductors
Kapton Wiring - The Silent Menace
A Cabin Fire Story
KAPTON WIRING - The Resurgence of an Old Enemy
Tackling the Aging Aircraft Wiring Risk
3 Fires and/or Smoke Incidents a day in the US
A Wiring Fire Flashback
The AirTran Flight 956 DC-9 Wiring Fire - Atlanta Hartsfield
Graphic Imagery of a 767 Cargo-Hold Fire
Killing the ARC
An ATSRAC Updater - the Business
Looks Like a Classic Wiring Flaw Perhaps?
Passenger Anxieties - What Me Worry?
737 Flames in the Cockpit
the Wider Picture of Wiring
Rehashing and Reviewing the Wiring Story
The SFAR Decision for Mandatory Nitrogen Inerting of Fuel Tanks
A Boeing Warning on Fuel Pump Explosions Risks
EAPAS? What's that?
Faulty Fuel Pumps on Boeings - An Explosion Hazard
When is a Fire really a Fire? The BA747 Fire ex Sydney
Towards the "More Electric" Aircraft
There's something cooking in N429FJ.
Post the CI-611 Accident (China Air 747-200) - A Fuel Tank Flammability Review Report (544kb pdf file)
NTSB ASK for ACTION to avoid a TWA800 Repeat
Tripwire (by POGO)
The Project on Govt Oversight's Report on Faulty Aircraft Wiring (POGO's Tripwire)
AFCI CB Development Contract Let
Aromatic Polyimides (Kapton) in the ISS
So the International Space Station (ISS) is also Wired with Kapton?
So What Exactly is Arc Tracking?
A Prelude to Swissair 111? (UAL 965 - Jan 98)
Engine Electrical Harnesses get Protection
An Over-Concentration on Safety is Prohibitively Expensive - FAA
The Airline Pilots Assn (ALPA) on the Question of Wiring
MD-11 Airworthiness Directives - electrical MD-11 Airworthiness Directives - electrical
Credibility of the NTSB is Questionable

64 cases of wiring problems found on shuttle fleet

Boeing on 747 Classic's Centre Wing-tank Wiring
Old and Dangerous Wiring in Airplanes
White House Group to Study Risks From Aging Wiring
Ticking Faults in Aircraft Wiring
Earlier this year
Attachment 2 to 747-SL-20-04s
The Aircraft Ageing Wire Time Bomb
Aging Aircraft and Coming Regulations
Aging Effects on Electrical Systems 1
Aging Effects on Electrical Systems 2
AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT REPORT - United Flight 811
Examination of A320 Damaged Wing Leading Edge Wiring
MD-11 Electrical Airworthiness Directives
An Airtrans DC-9 Smoker
Airworthiness Directive 757 wiring
ASRS Home Page
NTSB Identification: ATL88IA147 For details, refer to NTSB microfiche number 36399A
Discrepancies Discovered in Visual Inspections of Aging Aircraft Electrical Systems - Partial inspections of electrical wiring system
Boeing 747- Inspection OF WIRING ON HIGH TIME AIRPLANES
BOEING PROPRIETARY, CONFIDENTIAL, AND/OR TRADE SECRET
MD-11 Electrical Fires
Dr Armin Bruning - Aircraft Wiring Expert
AGING AIRCRAFT
Wires broken at the connector backshell
This connector did have corrosion on the contacts
Boeing does not recommend the use of lacing tape inside sleeving or conduits
Here the wiring damage was readily apparent 1
Here the wiring damage was readily apparent 2
When prior wire repairs are found, steps may need to be taken to ensure the damage is not repeated
The wire bundle crossover points in the wing leading edge can become damaged if they are not tied securely
High-current-carrying terminations with damage
Power feeders chafing at clamping 1
Power feeders chafing at clamping 2
Power feeders chafing at clamping 3
Bent clamp bracket causing excess wire-bundle length further down the bundle.
Caterpillar grommets or other protective material should be replaced when they fail
Sleeving over splices failed allowing splice corrosion
This reduces the potential for wire-to-wire chafing and bundle interference
This can result in internal connector contamination as the environmental seal is compromised
CBC Transcript on Swissair 111
ATSRAC and Tripping CB's
MD-11 CB Airworthiness Directives
MD-11 Arcing Wire-Bundles
A New Approach to Cockpit and Cabin Fire Safety
More MD-11 Wiring AD's
Airlines have ignored the Wiring Problem - Wiring Experts 1
Airlines have ignored the Wiring Problem - Wiring Experts 2
The Monarch 757 Wiring Fire 1
 THE 1989 FAA / Dingle LETTER IDENTIFYING “KAPTON” IN THIS AD 2
 THE 1989 FAA / Dingle LETTER IDENTIFYING “KAPTON” IN THIS AD 3
Feature Article: Cover Story
FAA Plan Raises "Safety Bar" on Aircraft Wiring
MD-11 IFE CB's - Airworthiness Directive
MD-11 IFE CB's - Airworthiness Directive
Experts trace tragic arc
MD-11 Airworthiness Directives on Wire Chafing 1
MD-11 Airworthiness Directives on Wire Chafing 2
FAA audit rips Boeing
FAA funds Northwestern research on aging wiring
Inspect wire often or ....
Full Transcript- Fire in the Sky
Fuel tank dangers

Fact Sheet:  Fuel Tank Inerting

Panel says air fuel-tank measure too expensive - TWA800
While the walls were open - cable and wire
While the walls were open - cable and wire
PAGE TWO of the Wojnar Letter
PAGE THREE of the Wojnar Letter
PAGE FOUR of the Wojnar Letter
PAGE FIVE of the Wojnar Letter
PAGE SIX of the Wojnar Letter
MD-11 Chafed Generator Power Feeder Wiring AD
Aging Aircraft In Our Skies
MD-11 Airworthiness - Arcing and Overheating on Terminals
TWA800 - another Electrical Accident?
TS & T - Policy & Planning - Review of Federal Programs for Wire System
Safety
The importance of Aircraft Wiring Insulation Types

WHAT IF IT CATCHES ON FIRE?:  THE FAA'S INEFFECTUAL STANCE ON POST - CRASH FIRE PREVENTION IN AIRLINE ACCIDENTS

More on Aircraft Wiring Degradation
Investigator Finds Burnt Wires On MD-11
IS BOEING AWARE?
Aircraft Wiring- It always Cracks
In March 1999 - IASA to make a difference
ALPA Advocates a Virgin Bus
Description of High-Temperature
Canadian TSB baffled by Swissair Crash
Aging Aircraft Wiring
IASA LINKS PAGE
FIRE-IN-THE-COCKPIT LINKS
U.S. Board Seeks Mandatory Repairs to MD-11 Planes
Arcing faults can be a lit fuse, burning along the length of the Aircraft wiring.
More MD-11 Electrical AD's
AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES ISSUED IN 2000
M-Z
MD-11 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM CHECKS PROPOSED
AA Orders MD-11 CCUs Deactivated
Major Electrical System Modifications Slated for MD-11 Aircraft
Seven More MD-11 ADs Issued -
More MD-11 Wiring Troubles Revealed
Investigators Admit They May Never Know Precise Cause Of Swissair Tragedy
Aging wire on TWA800
PANORAMA Program on Aircraft Wiring
STATEMENT OF  CAPTAIN PAUL McCARTHY EXECUTIVE AIR SAFETY CHAIRMAN
AIR LINE PILOTS ASSOCIATION BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION
The shades of Swissair 111 are approaching on the horizon
PRuNe - SMOKE IN THE AIRCRAFT
Professor Cynthia Furse  - on Aircraft Wiring
WAIS Document Retrieval
Is Aircraft circuit-breaker technology keeping up with modern electronics?
RAF Kapton wiring experiences
Experience, Testing Show That Kapton Wiring is Safe
If Tempted to Reset Circuit Breakers - Don't!
Swissair-spawned safety group applauds new FAA rule on wiring
A Risk Analysis for a Nervous Passenger
One of the First Kapton Victims
MD-11 Seat-wire Chafing
The Space Shuttle Independent Assessment Team Report
TWA crash spurs extensive research into `smart wiring'
FAA Unveils Plan To Enhance Safety of Aging Aircraft Systems
MD-11 Wiring Photos
a SAS MD-87 catched Fire
NineMSN Sunday Show Special - a Shooting Script
smoke and fire in the MD-11 main cabin or avionics compartment
IASA Disappointed that No Provision for Performance Tests for Aircraft Wiring
Government Plans to Probe Safety of Aging Wiring
The Undercurrents in WIRE – A chronology of Defective Oversight
Concerns about Kapton Wiring Raised Two Decades Ago
CNN.com - US - Upkeep, not age, determines safety of older aircraft, says
FAA - May 30, 2000
FAA addresses wiring issues Agency will order steps to improve aircraft inspections
USATODAY.com News Articles on Aircraft Wiring
The Virgin Bus
THE VIRGIN BUS INDEX
FAA Lagged in Its Response to a Warning
Down to the Wire
aircraft wiring failures
Canadian TSB finds sr111 wiring discrepancies
Trouble-Shooting Wire
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