From the first moon landing to today’s defense aircraft and commercial airliners, Gore provides time-tested and proven solutions to the aerospace industry.
Gore’s commitment to innovation is based on a thorough understanding of materials and how they interact with their environment, resulting in aerospace products that have been trusted and relied on for decades. Our products meet the industry’s distinctive challenges — like reducing maintenance and downtime, decreasing operating costs, improving communication, enhancing IFEC, and providing protection and comfort for flight and ground personnel.
Our Aerospace Industry Product Lines
For more than 60 years, W. L. Gore & Associates has been an aerospace industry leader by providing solution-oriented innovations that include future materials for aerospace. Our failure-free solutions have been instrumental since the first moon landing to today’s defense aircraft and commercial airliners. Lighter, more flexible and higher performing than competitors, Gore’s product lines continue to meet the unique challenges of defense, civil and spaceflight environments and applications.
When it comes to aviation communication, Gore’s next-gen cable technology ensures a more connected aircraft and spacecraft for today and the future. In modules, cockpits, cabins and passenger seat-backs, aviation systems and components require cables to maintain wireless connectivity, satellite and radio communication, aerospace data transfer, and in-flight entertainment. Take off and stay connected with our solutions that meet these aviation demands — like our high-speed data cables delivering uninterrupted signal transmission during the entire flight or mission.
Solutions Made for Aerospace
Everything that Gore manufactures is rooted in our commitment to innovation. Our team has extensive understanding and expertise in developing aerospace materials, yielding proven reliable solutions that meet industry challenges such as:
- Reducing downtime for maintenance
- Decreasing operating costs
- Improving astronaut and pilot communication
- Enhancing passenger in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC)
- Providing protection and comfort for flight and ground personnel
- Protecting aerospace materials against moisture and corrosion
Our compact cables and cable assemblies have been shown to reduce size and weight considerably and simplify routing without degrading mechanical integrity or signal quality. They also simplify aerospace hardware design and enhance overall system performance. Because of these features and benefits, Gore serves all three aerospace sub-industries with wires, cables, materials, and other key products and components, including:
As a trusted technology partner to the defense aerospace sector, Gore brings proven solutions to aircraft manufacturers unmatched by alternatives. Our products perform with total reliability in the most demanding environments for mission-critical success and safety, less downtime, and reduced total costs.
The civil aerospace industry demands higher-performing and longer-lasting solutions to keep aircrew and passengers safe and connected during travel. Gore meets these demands with robust, lightweight solutions built to perform without failure from the cockpit to the tail in challenging maintenance and flight conditions.
For the harsh conditions and requirements of traditional space travel and exploration, Gore’s delivered solutions with a 100% failure-free success rate since the 1960s. Our fibers have been woven into astronauts’ space suits since the first shuttle mission. And our products have contributed to the success of hundreds of spaceflight programs over the years, like the Phoenix Mars Lander, Mars Perseverance, International Space Station and many satellite programs.
As a heritage supplier with established designs, Gore offers qualified, reliable NewSpace solutions for smaller launch vehicles and satellites operating in low and medium Earth orbits. We can also deliver our products on time at an affordable price to meet your demanding program schedules.
Gore’s Aerospace Capabilities & Product Lines
Gore developed unparalleled expertise in manipulating expanded PTFE and other fluoropolymers. Our engineers can change a material’s structure, shape, thickness, and surface geometry and then pair it with complementary materials to provide the performance qualities required by the application and the customer. The resulting product can be strong or permeable, rigid or flexible, thin or thick — with many additional combinations of properties that can be applied to meet the requirements of aerospace companies. This expertise has led to key innovations for aircraft and spacecraft, including the following product lines:
GORE® High Speed Data Cables
Gore’s solutions solve complex aircraft routing challenges and deliver installed performance for life. Our selection includes fiber optic cables, Ethernet cables, quad cables, HDMI cables, USB cables, shielded twisted pair cables and more. Our cable protection systems offer some of the highest levels of protection for packaging copper wires and fiber optics, while our abrasion resistant cable jacket offers the highest level of abrasion and cut-through resistance available from aerospace component manufacturers.
GORE® High Performance Wires
For future electrification needs, Gore offers the best combination of higher strength and higher voltage performance than substitutes. Durable and lightweight, our wires deliver long-term material stability without increasing size and weight. They ensure operational readiness and EWIS reliability, increase aircraft availability, improve safety and reduce your total costs.
GORE® Leaky Feeder Antennas
Intended for use on commercial airliners, a single Gore antenna installed throughout the cabin provides reliable connectivity to different wireless systems, including picocells for smartphone coverage and access points for airborne Wi-Fi. Passengers can enjoy uninterrupted Internet access and in-flight entertainment while traveling.
GORE® Space Cables
For applications operating in low, medium and geostationary Earth orbits and deep space, Gore’s small, flexible solutions ensure constant communication from space to Earth while saving weight for other critical subsystems. These robust cables withstand extreme temperatures, atomic oxygen, repeated vibration and harsh chemicals — avoiding severe consequences to the mission and safety of astronauts. We also offer qualified, affordable high-speed options to meet demanding NewSpace program schedules.
GORE-FLIGHT® MICROWAVE ASSEMBLIES
Designed as a fit-and-forget solution for defense and civil aircraft, Gore’s assemblies deliver the lowest insertion loss and more reliable VSWR after installation, during use and over time. They’re rugged, light and flexible, reducing costly production delays, field service frequency and replacements compared to substitutes from other aerospace suppliers.
GORE® Microwave/RF Assemblies
Manufactured with flexibility in mind, Gore’s high-frequency interconnects maintain mechanical and electrical integrity in the toughest aircraft and spacecraft conditions. Our durable yet low-weight assemblies tolerate routing, shock, vibration, abrasion, cut-through, wide temperatures and radiation, as well as keep out water, vapor, fuel and other hazardous contaminants.
GORE® PHASEFLEX® Microwave/RF Test Assemblies
For the critical needs of testing defense, civil and spaceflight systems, Gore’s test assemblies deliver precise, repeatable measurements now and over time. They provide excellent phase and amplitude stability with flexure and temperature. We bring the only internally ruggedized, flexible test assembly proven to prolong service life and lower your cost, time and risk.
GORE® SKYFLEX® Aerospace Materials
Choose from a variety of Gore’s form-in-place (FIP) tapes and die-cut gaskets in various shapes and sizes to effectively seal and protect your aircraft surfaces. Our aerospace materials withstand vibration, fuels, chemicals, fluids and wide temperature ranges. Original equipment manufacturers specify our dry, lightweight sealants because they simplify aircraft assembly, increase throughput, improve safety and reduce lifecycle costs.
Get Started Now with Gore’s Aerospace Solutions
The aerospace industry relies on high-performing, reliable and long-lasting solutions. W. L. Gore & Associates has decades of experience delivering wires, cables, materials and other essential aerospace components without failure. We test and pre-qualify our solutions to meet the most rigorous industry standards and requirements.
To learn more and talk with us about your specific application, contact a Gore specialist today. When you’re ready to order our products, contact one of our trusted distributors for wires and cables, microwave/RF assemblies or aircraft sealants.
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