Wire shop ramping up as SyberJet targets 2017 certification for SyberVision

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SyberJet Aircraft is ramping up its wire harness shop in Cedar City, Utah, to manufacture wire harnesses for the SyberVision flight test aircraft, high-intensity radiated fields (HIRF) laboratory testing and subsequent production aircraft. More than 60 wire harnesses have been completed and shipped and another 45 are in process. In total, more than eight miles of wire harnesses interface with the upgraded Honeywell avionics suite in SyberJet’s forthcoming SJ30i model.

SyberJet’s engineering team completed the wire harness design at its facility in San Antonio, Texas, to support the SyberVision program. The SJ30i’s wire harness has been completely redesigned to ease manufacturing, reduce weight and reduce electrical power requirements. SyberJet’s engineering team has completely revamped its capability by generating 3D models of the entire aircraft (including structural/mechanical, pneumatic, fuel, hydraulic and electrical systems).

Utilizing Zugen E3’s 3D wire design software package, the team has designed the wire diagrams and harnesses and then routed the systems three dimensionally through the aircraft. The company says these digital models will make subsequent upgrades and SJ30 model derivatives easier to complete, as well as facilitate efficient customer service. Harness installations have already begun on the flight test aircraft (N50SJ) which is scheduled to fly later in 2016. The company is targeting certification for SyberVision in 2017.

“As we prepare to deliver SJ30i aircraft as early as the end of 2017, we are developing the necessary infrastructure to begin production,” said Mark Fairchild, director of sales and service at SyberJet. “We are committed to having a solid foundation of business jet manufacturing capability in Southern Utah not only in aerospace structures, but in every facet of aircraft production.”

July 27, 2016

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