Today’s demands for a more connected cabin experience mean airlines and manufacturers need an interconnect solutions partner who anticipates your needs and consults closely with you to create a solution. That’s CarlisleIT. We offer everything you need to integrate the most advanced In-Flight Entertainment, Connectivity & Interiors (IFECI) equipment into your aircraft.
Our products include seat cabling, fiber optic assemblies, equipment racks, large antenna structures, leaky line assemblies, cabin Wi-Fi components, equipment enclosures and more. Even more important, our engineering and certification staff are here to customize solutions to your toughest IFEC challenges, and get them into the aircraft quickly and efficiently.
The video below shows CarlisleIT ARINC 791 manufacturing and installation. This design creates a simplified, standardized commercial aerospace Ka- and Ku- band SATCOM installation, with easier maintenance inspections and overall lower cost of ownership. Designed to support a wide range of systems from leading manufacturers and preferred by aircraft manufacturers for line-fit installations, CarlisleIT's FlightGear™ Ka/Ku Universal Installation improves speed-to-market and has been certified by both the FAA and EASA.
During the 1990s the demand for IFE evolved from audio systems in the armrest to video screens in the seatback. CarlisleIT has been there all along. Our core business of developing high speed aerospace rated wire and cable, has been a fundamental contributor to this progression. We produce tens of thousands of in-seat harnesses each month which equates to several thousands of miles of cable annually. As technology shifts in the IFE hardware, CarlisleIT is there as well with innovative designs for connectors, backshells and installation hardware enabling the reduction of weight and dimension while assuring high speed interconnection.
IFE is a rapidly evolving and demanding market. CarlisleIT understands this inherently and has built innovative business models around it. We are ready for whatever comes our way and meet the challenges with exceptional solutions and support.
CarlisleIT designs and manufactures fully integrated airborne equipment racks and shelves to support any equipment you want to get flying. Racks and shelves are fabricated from an optimized combination of aluminum alloys and engineered composites to provide high strength, low weight, efficient structures that will last as long as the aircraft and perform as well or better than original manufacturer equipment.
CarlisleIT headend system equipment offers our customers turnkey solutions from design to manufactured product. Whether you require structures built to existing specifications, or you need us to design something entirely new, CarlisleIT delivers end-to-end solutions—from statement of work to fully fabricated and integrated cabinets. Aluminum or composite, we focus on weight and optimization while assuring structural integrity and exceptional quality.
As the demand for wireless IFE & Connectivity systems grows, CarlisleIT continues to deliver industry-leading design, manufacture and certification that speed today’s–and tomorrow’s–complex wireless systems to market. With a deep knowledge of system architecture, we can provide full installation kits that include brackets, hardware and interconnecting cables, and are made for easy installation.
CarlisleIT has been a leader in ATG systems since 2007. We have supported thousands of installations over nearly all commercial aircraft in service today. Our comprehensive installation solutions include design, manufacture and certification, and are made for ease of installation, getting the aircraft back in service with minimal downtime.
CarlisleIT provides key components for today’s latest SatCom systems both inside the LRU and on the aircraft. Featured products include low PIM antenna cables, low loss connectors and cabling, and installation structures to offer turn-key solutions at the installation site. Additionally, our staff DERs and specialist engineers provide customized design and certification support to get even the most sophisticated systems flying.
CarlisleIT, in a partnership with Saint Gobain Performance Plastics, now offers a complete ARINC 791 solution for Ka- and Ku-band SATCOM installations. The complete package contains everything required for either retrofit or forward fit installations on large jet aircraft.
CarlisleIT offers an integrated isothermal transfer plate that utilizes patented technology to transfer heat from the antenna(s). Passive elements reject heat to the surrounding environment. The all-aluminum structure eliminates concerns about galvanic corrosion common to other heat transfer technologies. Our TMS can be adapted to any antenna form factor and integrated into the antenna support structure.
CarlisleIT delivers on your aircraft interior connectivity needs. Our design and global manufacturing team works with you to expertly provide comprehensive design-to-manufacture services for electrical harnesses in all areas of the interior. Our knowledge of space, weight and performance challenges in seating, lighting, galley and support systems means we can offer solutions from initial conceptual design through final assembly line delivery.
With deep experience in aircraft component approvals, we can also provide consultation and cost-reduction initiatives. Working with our CarlisleIT Operating System (COS), we can facilitate global transfer from design to production, tracking your program development while providing scalability from prototype to full production volume management.
CarlisleIT works closely with airlines to develop PSU connectivity solutions at any scale, anywhere in the world, allowing carriers to custom configure a single aircraft or an entire fleet. Our turn-key installation packages include all design, substantiation, regulatory approvals and kits customized to aircraft and system needs.
CarlisleIT provides customizable wiring, cable and harnesses that offer superior performance and simplify cabin storage upgrades.
CarlisleIT provides wiring, cable and harnesses for lavatories that help airlines provide passenger comfort upgrades such as LED lighting and germicidal ultraviolet lighting.
As galleys become more sophisticated, CarlisleIT provides wiring and enclosures that can be configured to support any design, whether it’s for a single aircraft or an entire fleet.
CarlisleIT aircraft lighting cable and harnesses help airlines deliver superior passenger experiences throughout the entire cabin, including photoluminescent floor-path marking, emergency and informational signage, and LED mood lighting.