PCB’s in Commercial Aviation
Commercial aircraft have an ever increasing amount of electrical devices on board, many of which are interconnected and integrated to function in tandem with one another. New interfaces are also needed in aircraft to add another level of safety and performance, as aircraft designers and manufacturers produce even safer aircraft.
As a result, the demand for PCB Assemblies by the commercial aviation industry is expected to expand over the next several years.
But in addition to needing more PCBs, commercial aviation manufacturers will also need PCB Assemblies that can withstand mobile and mission-critical environments. According to Intelligent Aerospace, ‘the newest interfaces in airplanes will be based on IEEE 802.3 standard Ethernet technology’ which will provide more comprehensive support for on-board systems such as flight control, energy/fuel consumption and management, and landing gear operation.
PCB’s are an indispensable part of these newest interfaces, that are making aircraft a safer and more efficient mode of transportation.
PCB Assemblies have also found their way into on-board entertainment systems and passenger amenities. As travelers demand more in-seat amenities to support the ‘constant connectivity’ required by many today, the need for PCB’s in commercial aircraft will continue to grow.
ADCO Circuits has been a partner with the commercial aviation industry for decades, providing PCB Assembly Services and other support services to companies within the sector. ADCO also
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