OFS launches FlightLinx Plus cable at SAE 2017, Aerotech expo

Created October 23, 2017
Technologies and Products

Reliable termination helps prevent kinking and fibre breakage during and after deployment.

OFS, a developer of innovative fibre optic products launched at the Aerotech exhibition and congress the FlightLinx Plus fibre optic cable. This cable is designed for inflight entertainment, internet access, networking and display systems used in commercial aircraft.

OFS has manufactured FlightLinx cables since 2012 and is now expanding its product range to include a cable design that allows for reliable pull-proof termination during harsh aircraft installations.

Ruggedised design
FlightLinx is a 1.8 mm-diameter ruggedised single jacket cable design that meets ARINC 802 performance requirements without the need for a double jacket. This lightweight cable design also helps address the demand for lighter aircraft and improved fuel efficiency.

LeRuth Bell, OFS’s Aerospace and Defense Market Manager, said, “It is critical that data communication on commercial aircraft remains reliable. Once terminated, FlightLinx Plus fibre optic cable can be pulled on without creating an optical disconnection that would interrupt data communications.

“Additionally, our premium 62.5 μm OFS fibre addresses the industry’s requirement for increased bandwidth,” Mrs. Bell continued. “Plus, the lighter design can help positively impact our customers’ bottom line.”

Matthew Peach

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by Matthew Peach

Matthew Peach is a freelance technology journalist specialising in photonics and communications. He has previously worked for several business-to-business publishers, editing a range of high-tech magazines and websites.