Aerospace 101:


How Aircraft Engines Work: Most commercial jets are powered by turbofan engines, which are made up of 4 main sections.

First is the fan system, which sucks and compresses a high volume of air at the front end of the engine. A large amount of air bypasses the core and exits the cold exhaust nozzle, contributing the largest proportion of the engine’s thrust.

About Us

Carlisle Interconnect Technologies (CarlisleIT) is one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of high performance wire and cable including optical fiber. We are also experts in the design and production of harsh environment interconnect products such as contacts, connectors, cable assemblies, installation kits, ARINC trays, racks and shelf assemblies.


Carlisle Interconnect Technologies is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of high reliability contacts. We maintain close to 400 QPL approvals for AS39029 contacts, far more than any other manufacturer. In addition to Mil-Std contacts, we also offer the full line of AECMA, EN, BACC, ESC, and BAN contacts. CarlsileIT also offers the full range of contact types including Crimp, Printed Circuit Tail, Thermocouple, Coaxial, Solder Cup & Wire Wrap, Twinax & Quadrax Contacts and specialized custom design.

Lightweight ARINC Trays

Using new materials and a highly refined design CarlisleIT has developed an innovative line of lightweight ARINC trays that are 20% lighter than standard trays while still meeting the rigorous performance criteria of FAR Part 25, ARINC 404A and 600, and RTCA/DO-160