GORE® Aerospace Ethernet Cables Now Approved on SAE AS6070 QPL for Civil and Military Applications

LANDENBERG, Pa. (November 22, 2016) – W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore)announced today that GORE® Aerospace Ethernet Cables are now qualified according to the Society for Automotive and Aerospace Engineers (SAE) AS6070/5 and /6 recently released for civil and military applications. This new industry standard supports the AS50881 EWIS (electrical wiring interconnection systems) specification for high-speed data cables.

NAVAIR (Naval Air Systems Command) is actively involved in defining the requirements and specifications of industry-supported common and open system architectures. These architectures depend on a reliable high-speed data network and interconnects that will reduce aircraft system upgrade schedules and overall cost.

Oliviu Muja, Aircraft Wiring Systems Principal Technologist for NAVAIR, said, "Reliable high-speed data interconnects are essential to operating new common and open system architectures. We have already tested, validated, and qualified Gore’s Ethernet Cat6a cables for use in avionic systems for new and existing aircraft applications."

"We are pleased that our Ethernet Cat6a cables are now approved on the SAE AS6070 Qualified Parts List (QPL)," said Brian Tallman, Product Manager for Gore's North American Aerospace Team. He added, "We are also excited by the market response to the key features of our cables, like the small size, reduced weight, and greater flexibility. These features are making it easier for customers to route our cables in tight spaces of an aircraft without breaking or failing."

Gore's 10-gigabit Ethernet cables exceed Cat6a electrical requirements and are proven to deliver reliable signal integrity with sufficient margin for high-speed data transmission over longer distances.

For more information about GORE® Aerospace Ethernet Cables, visit gore.com/high-data-rate-cables or contact a Gore applications specialist. For more information about products available on the SAE QPL, visit navair.navy.mil/qpl/.

About W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Gore is a technology-driven company focused on discovery and product innovation. Well known for waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® fabric, the company’s portfolio includes everything from high- performance fabrics and implantable medical devices to industrial manufacturing components and aerospace electronics. Founded in 1958 and headquartered in Newark, Del., Gore posts annual sales of more than $3.2 billion and employs approximately 10,000 associates with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan and China, and sales offices around the world. Gore is one of a select few companies to appear on all of the U.S. "100 Best Companies to Work For" lists since the rankings debuted in 1984. The company also appears regularly on similar lists around the world.

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