IPC/WHMA-A-620 Training Certification

CIA&D’s Dale Roney has received certification to train in-house personnel in the latest procedures for aerospace wire harness manufacturing and fabrication. Dale Roney, Quality Engineer for CIA&D, has successfully completed his certification as IPC Trainer for IPC/WHMA-A-620. This further enhances the commitment of Co-Operative Industries to manufacturing and inspecting wire harnesses to the industry [...]

2018-06-11T14:54:57-05:00June 11th, 2018|Awards & Recognitions, Capabilities, Employee News, News|

Electrical Cables, Wiring Looms, and Wiring Harnesses for Aircraft

Electrical cables, looms, and wiring harnesses – you hear these terms in the aircraft and aerospace industry, but what are they? What are the differences? Essentially, the only difference is in nomenclature. An electrical wiring harness, also known as a wire harness, cable harness, cable assembly, wiring assembly or wiring loom, is an assembly of [...]

2019-08-15T13:10:14-05:00May 30th, 2018|Capabilities, News, Products|


Following successful certification, Co-Operative Industries Aerospace & Defense now has an onsite DMIR for our FAA/PMA products. Deborah Clark, CIA&D Quality Management System Representative, has received her Certificate of Designation from the FAA as a Designated Manufacturing Inspection Representative (DMIR).Having Deborah as our onsite DMIR is a cost and time saver for both the company [...]

CIA&D Achieves AS9100 Rev D Certification

CIA&D (Co-Operative Industries Aerospace & Defense) has successfully completed their AS9100:2016 (Rev. D) and ISO 9001:2015 MS2/UPG/SS audits. The audit, performed by Intertek, certifies and registers the company’s management system to the latest AS9100:D and ISO 9001:2015 standards, as applicable to the “Manufacture of Metal Hose/Conduit; PTFE Conduit Assemblies, Flexible Metal Conduit Assemblies, Electrical Wired [...]

2018-04-26T13:49:01-05:00April 26th, 2018|Awards & Recognitions, Capabilities, News|

Wire Harness Manufacturing Team Goes Digital

In a move to improve efficiencies on the harness manufacturing floor, CIA&D has recently started using tablets in place of paper documents. Following training, each member of our production team is assigned a Microsoft Surface tablet that they will use in the manufacturing process. Via the tablets, employees will have personalized access to the PLEX [...]

2018-06-20T13:49:15-05:00March 12th, 2018|Capabilities, News|

IPC J-STD Solder Certification

CIA&D Employees Receive IPC J-STD-001 Solder Specialist Certification This fall, CIA&D added four new IPC soldering specialists to the company roster. Patrick Costigan, Medra Thornton, Chris Duncan, and Dale Roney (not pictured) all attended the J-STD-001 training course held by CIA&D’s very own IPC Trainer Andrew Ehmann. The course took place over a 1 [...]

2021-04-30T11:04:24-05:00October 31st, 2017|Capabilities, Employee News, News|

Wired for Safety

Reprinted courtesy of MRO Yearbook 2015 The integrity of any aircraft’s wiring system is absolutely vital for safe flying. Once overlooked with tragic consequences, wiring harnesses and connectors now receive the crucial attention and maintenance they warrant, says Nick Rice. The commercial aviation industry is constantly striving to evolve new methods, improve materials and work collectively [...]

2018-05-30T15:33:26-05:00March 15th, 2015|Capabilities, News|

Balancing Costs and Customer Service

Balancing Costs and Customer Service As published on AIA SmartBlog on Leadership, October 2014. Read the blog on the AIA site Sam Symonds is president & CEO of Co-Operative Industries Aerospace & Defense (CIA&D), a role he’s held for the past 15 years. Sam began his career in aerospace 35 years ago and has worked [...]

2018-10-25T15:11:28-05:00October 15th, 2014|Capabilities, News|

Conquering Complexity

Successful aerospace harness manufacturers share their strategies for overcoming daily and special-project challenges. By Jim Camillo, July 1, 2013 Reprinted courtesy of Assembly Magazine Designing, assembling and testing aerospace wire harnesses present unique challenges to harness manufacturers. The harnesses are large, heavy and complex. A typical harness might be 40 feet long with hundreds of components and [...]

2018-05-24T14:21:55-05:00July 1st, 2013|Capabilities, News|

Economical Branch Replacement for CJ13 Harness

Co-Operative Industries Aerospace Announces an Economical Branch Replacement Option for the CFM56-5B's CJ13 Electrical Harness. Co-Operative Industries has introduced a Designated Engineer Repair Specification that will give customers a cost effective option on select CFM56-5B CJ13 harness branches. Currently, if a T49.5 braided branch assembly of the CJ13 electrical harness experiences damage or failure, it [...]

2018-06-20T11:47:49-05:00July 20th, 2011|Capabilities, News|