Commercial aviation is a dynamic industry, always changing and adapting to market forces—and the market for commercial aviation is steadily growing. Year-over-year traffic growth averaged 6.5 percent during the past five years, according to Boeing’s Commercial Market Outlook. The IATA (International Air Transport Association) estimates that, in less than 20 years, the number of aircraft passengers will double, and Boeing predicts that there will be 7.3 billion people flying by the end of 2034. The key drivers behind this steadily rising demand are economic growth and income growth, which, in turn, led to rising levels of consumer spending on travel and tourism.
At PEI-Genesis, we understand that the military aerospace market has no choice but to anticipate future advances in data speeds. To that end, connectors that have been designed for the rapidly evolving datacom and telecom market must be prepared for such advances. To make things even more challenging, aerospace connectors are faced with a more hostile operating environment than would be found in most telecom or datacom applications.
Meet Dan Borges – a member of the PEI-Genesis team for 15 years. Initially, Dan was drawn to the family-owned aspect of the company and since worked in various roles within PEI. From Product Manager, to Business Development Manager for the aerospace market, and now to Sales Engineer; Dan’s seen a lot here at PEI.
Rail projects encompass everything from the actual track, signaling, and junction operations along the rails (infrastructure) to the trains, trams, underground and other vehicles themselves (rolling stock). Connectivity is also needed throughout the on board passenger infotainment and station ticketing systems, as well as to handle the mechanical operations of doors, turnstiles, and gates.
Topics: railway connectors
Engineered for safe, reliable rail performance
The coal-fired train engines of yesterday have given way to the high speed, high performance, energy efficient, internet-connected wonders of today’s railway travel and freight operations. And these new technological advancements require a sophisticated mix of engineered electronic connectors and cabling systems that offer safety, high quality, and reliability – all at the speed of today’s global business world.
Topics: railway connectors
Ron Taylor joined the PEI-Genesis team last summer. Since then, he has been enjoying exposure to the numerous markets we serve and learning our suite of connector, cable assembly, and sensor offerings. Ron’s background is with original equipment manufacturers, so the distribution business is relatively new territory for him.
Last year, we wrote about the rise of body sensors for military use. As we noted at the time, wearable technology for soldiers was poised to become a half-billion-dollar market. However, the growth in military technology isn’t limited to body sensors.
The Mil-Spec connectors found in radios, tablets, headsets, and GPS systems all allow soldiers to do their jobs better and become the “future soldier,” a term that’s often used in the military technology industry.
What is the most extreme environment in which electronic components can operate?
According to Electronic Component News’ Paul Pickering, it’s the planet Venus, where temperatures reach 500°C and the atmosphere contains clouds of sulfuric acid.
Global demand for air travel is growing, driven in part by the rise in middle-income travelers in places such as India and China. The next few years should see the rise of narrow-body planes designed to ferry a smaller number of passengers between hub cities.
Lew Peck joined the PEI team one year ago as a Sales Engineer for the Central region of the United States. He’s appreciated the opportunity to grow professionally and find the best solutions for his customers’ needs. Lew knows solution selling is not a one-time thing; it requires constant follow-up. He believes that’s something that sets PEI apart – the fact that we search for the best possible solution and are willing to push the limits of what’s already been done. Lew feels that customers continue to return to us because we relentlessly solve their interconnect problems. He’s enjoyed helping the sales team understand the difference and importance of selling value versus just selling components. Lew takes pleasure in pushing others to realize their full potential.