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58 The PCB Design Magazine • October 2016 tro-optical/infrared (EO/IR), avionics, munitions and radar related subassemblies. This equates to a very high content of PCBs and SMT assembly requirements. Testing Todd: Testing Military/Aerospace— Houston, We Have a Solution This month we will dive into the testing of aerospace and military product. These de- signs require special processing in many cases above and beyond the IPC standards. The main specifications used when testing military prod- uct are MIL-PRF-55110, MIL-PRF-50884 and MILPRF-31032. The Blackfox Advanced Manufacturing Program for Military Veterans You might be wondering why you should hire a military veteran, especially if your company has nothing to do with the military. But hiring veter- ans can bring a wealth of benefits, and this article highlights them. It also focuses on the Blackfox Veteran's Training Program, the first program of its kind to provide veterans with little to no industry experience with the skills to grow their careers in the electronic assembly industry. Firan Technology Group Announces Organizational Changes Firan Technology Group Corporation announced today the retirement of Joseph R. Ricci, vice presi- dent and CFO. Joe will remain with FTG in an advi- sory role to ensure an orderly leadership transition to the new CFO over the next number of months. L-3 Selected by All Nippon Airways to Supply Airbus A320 Full Flight Simulator L-3 Communications announced today that its Commercial Training Solutions (L-3 CTS) business has been awarded a contract by All Nippon Air- ways (ANA) to build and deliver an Airbus A320 Full Flight Simulator (FFS). Based on L-3's Reality- Seven flight training simulation solution, the de- vice will be installed at ANA's flight training facility in Tokyo, Japan, and ready to deliver training in September 2017. Summit Interconnect Subsidiary KCA Electronics Recognized at Lockheed Martin Small Business Awards Event Summit Interconnect, Inc. subsidiary KCA Electron- ics was recently recognized by Lockheed Martin Corporation at their Small Business Awards Event. An award for KCA's outstanding product quality, service and support was presented to Shane Whi- teside, President and CEO of Summit Interconnect and Eva Alcantar, Inside Sales Manager for KCA Electronics. The European Space Agency on Reliability Stan Heltzel is a materials engineer working for the European Space Agency, and he is tasked with the job of procuring and qualifying PCBs that end up in satellites. I met with Stan at EIPC's Summer Con- ference to discuss his presentation on qualifying a fabricator, his role at the ESA, and updating of space standards. Ventec VT-901 Reliability Validated by Key Israeli Customers' HATS Testing Ventec International is proud to announce that the reliability of its VT-901 polyimide laminates, pre- pregs and low-flow prepregs has been conclusive- ly demonstrated by Highly Accelerated Thermal Stress (HATS) testing by two leading PCB manufac- turers in Israel. Let's Talk Testing: Does your Product have a Military Application? Just like any other industry segment within the cir- cuit board world, the military sector has its own share of documents…and likely many more than most! These documents have been developed over the years to guide, shape, and test anything and everything that might go into a jet fighter, a radar system, a warship, a weapons system, etc. Mil/Aero Markets: F-35 Declared Combat-Ready Electronic subsystems are an integral part of all modern military fighter jets, with a substantial por- tion of the electronics supporting intelligence, sur- veillance and reconnaissance (ISR) systems, elec- MilAero007 Highlights

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