Cooper Interconnect adds Dixie Aerospace As a Global Distributor for Ground Power Products

Feb 07, 2013, 09:45 ET from Cooper Interconnect

CAMARILLO, Calif., Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cooper Interconnect, a leading provider of harsh-environment interconnect solutions, announces the addition of Dixie Aerospace as a global distributor for aviation ground power products. Dixie Aerospace will sell Cooper Interconnect's Titan Ground Power 400Hz cables and adapters and Burton Series of 28VDC, 270VDC, and 400Hz receptacles, cables, and adapters.


"This partnership is an important part of our strategy to further provide our global customers with trusted local partners," said Steve Jones, Cooper Interconnect's Aviation Ground Power Marketing Manager. "Dixie Aerospace will be stocking Cooper Interconnect's ground-power products in Peachtree City, Ga.; Miami, Fla.; Amsterdam; and Singapore."

"Dixie Aerospace is excited to offer Cooper Interconnect's ground-power products to our customers," said Keith Coleman, President of Dixie Aerospace. "This new relationship enables our customers to further streamline their supply chains by procuring 28V, 270V, and 400Hz solutions from the same company that they have already qualified to support their parts sourcing/kitting and FAA/JAA approved repair requirements. In addition, our ability to stock and provision these products as well as our flexibility in offering customized inventory services will add value to our customers."

Cooper Interconnect's ground-power brands have been providing aircraft power cables and receptacles to airports and OEMs since 1946. Cooper Interconnect's latest generation of cables and adapters are designed to deliver an industry-leading array of benefits:

  • Floating pin/socket assemblies significantly reduce the force needed to insert plugs and adapters and increase the service life of airframe-mounted power receptacles.
  • Plugs and adapters are designed to withstand over 2500 pounds of force and survive impacts from heavy equipment and aircraft.
  • Field-replaceable adapters are less than 50% of the cost of aircraft power cable refurbishments.

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Dixie Aerospace, a Wencor Group company, manufactures and distributes aircraft parts for operators, repair stations and manufacturers across the globe. Dixie Aerospace specializes in bearing distribution, PMA development and repairs for bearings, interiors, and various machined parts. Additional value is provided through inventory management programs (WenStock), kitting, and other supply chain solutions such as brokering and repair management. Wencor Group stocks parts in Utah, Florida, Georgia, Singapore, China, United Kingdom and The Netherlands.

Cooper Interconnect is a business unit of Cooper Wiring Devices, part of the electrical business of Eaton. Eaton acquired Cooper Industries, plc in late 2012. Cooper Wiring Devices, a trusted name in electrical products, features Arrow Hart commercial and industrial solutions, CORE Lighting Controls, residential wiring devices and Cooper Interconnect industrial, military, aerospace, and subsea connectivity solutions. Cooper Wiring Devices is committed to providing products that increase productivity, energy efficiency, safety at work and in the home, and provide reliable performance. Cooper Interconnect, part of the wiring devices package, leads in the manufacture of  sophisticated interconnect solutions for demanding environments and features well-known brands such as G&H, WPI, Burton, General Connector brands, Cam-Lok, and Thorkom. For more information on Cooper Wiring Devices visit For information about Eaton, visit


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