Cable Performance and Specifications

GORE Fiber Optic Ribbon Cables for Aircraft are engineered with a unique buffering system, which is durable enough to provide reliable protection in difficult environments. With a compact design and small bend radius, these multi-mode ribbon cables increase flexibility and simplify the installation process in cramped aircraft areas, saving valuable time and resources. They also offer other benefits compared to alternative products, such as:

Consistent Signal Integrity

Gore’s ribbon cables bring consistent signal integrity with low optical loss to aircraft systems, offering uninterrupted data transmission long after alternatives have succumbed to harsh conditions.

Reliable Contact-Connector Options

Unlike other options, our aviation cables fit a variety of standard high speed aerospace and defense MT connector systems and backshells, including Amphenol®, COTSWORKS®, Glenair® and Radiall. For exact part numbers, tooling information and termination instructions, contact the specific manufacturer.

Meeting Rigorous Standards Across Several Applications

Like every product we manufacture, GORE Fiber Optic Ribbon Cables for Aircraft are rigorously tested and pre-qualified to ensure that they meet strict standards, including the following:

  • ABD0031 (AITM 2.0005); BSS7230; FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part I: Flammability
  • ABD0031 (AITM 3.0008B); BSS7238; FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part V: Smoke Density
  • ABD0031 (AITM 3.0005); BSS7239: Toxicity
  • MIL-STD-202, Method 103: Humidity
  • MIL-STD-810, Method 509: Salt Fog
  • MIL-STD-810, Method 510: Sand and Dust

Their compliance makes Gore’s high data rate ribbon cables an ideal match for avionics digital networks, digital video systems, Ethernet backbone usage, flight management systems, transceivers and weather radar systems.

How to Order GORE Fiber Optic Ribbon Cables for Aircraft

GORE Fiber Optic Ribbon Cables for Aircraft are available in standard sizes through a number of distributors. Gore’s part numbers include the following and are identified by an asterisk designating the core type followed by an asterisk designating the number of fibers (i.e., 4, 8, or 12):

  • FON1214/1/*
  • FON1214/2/*
  • FON1214/4/*
  • FON1214/5/*
  • FON1214/6/*
  • FON1256/*/*
  • FON1551
  • FOA8100/*/*

Tested, prequalified complimentary samples could also be available for this product within 48 hours of your request. For more information about Gore’s ribbon cables, other fiber options and core types, contact a Gore representative for civil aircraft or defense aircraft today. We’ll be happy to discuss your exact application and the specific characteristic limits you require, as well as recommend any other Gore solutions for aerospace and defense that may benefit your application.


Amphenol is a registered trademark of Amphenol Corporation.
COTSWORKS is a trademark of COTSWORKS, LLC.
Glenair is a registered trademark of Glenair, Inc.


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