Projects Unlimited awarded Bell 505 cabling project

Projects Unlimited awarded Bell 505 cabling project

28-May-2014 Source: Project Unlimited

The Aerospace Wiring Solutions (AWS) division of Projects Unlimited, Inc. was recently awarded Bell Helicopter’s new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X cabling project for flight test vehicles which will be used in support of Type Certification later this year.

The Projects Unlimited AWS division, which specializes in manufacturing branched cables, harnesses, and integrated assemblies for the aerospace industry, delivered preliminary cabling prototypes for the unveiling of the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X™ short light single (SLS) class aircraft at HELI-Expo 2014. The Bell 505 Jet Ranger X™ anticipates first flight late this year.

“PUI has been an exemplary addition to the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X team” said Supervising Engineer Jerry Pongratz. “PUI has expanded their service offerings to meet our needs and have exhibited the exact behaviors we seek in our suppliers to make our program successful.”

The AWS division also recently achieved Nadcap accreditation (National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) for Electronics Cable and Harness Assemblies (CHA) which is a quality assurance program focused on the cable and harness manufacturing processes used in the Aerospace market. This is the second Nadcap accreditation for Projects Unlimited. In 2013, the company achieved the Electronics accreditation for Circuit Card Assemblies (CCA) for their Aerospace Electronics division.

“It’s an exciting time in the Projects Unlimited AWS division as our capabilities are progressively being endorsed by prestigious quality programs like Nadcap and recognized by customers like Bell Helicopter and others,” said Chris Wyse, President and Chief Operating Officer at Projects Unlimited. “Our focus to grow the AWS division depends on new product introductions like that of Bell Helicopter’s 505 Jet Ranger X project. As we continue to innovate and refine our internal processes, we are seeing a nice uplift in new and exciting projects along with very satisfied customers.”


Projects Unlimited is a premier ITAR registered contract manufacturer of circuit card assemblies and cabling & harness systems. We are a certified small business and the chosen supplier to aerospace and defense OEMs. Quality focused, our AS9100-C, ISO 9001:2008 and Nadcap-electronics accreditations for both Electronics in Circuit Card Assemblies and Cable and Harness Assemblies are testament to our high manufacturing standards including J-STD-001 Class 3, IPC-A-610 rev E, and IPC/WHMA-A-620 Rev B. Overseen by professional program managers handling each step of your project, our manufacturing services include: materials and obsolescence management, engineering support, programming, full functional in-house testing including HASS/HALT, ESS, 3D X-Ray, Vibratory, Flying Probe, DIT-MCO, and more. Learn more at


Bell Helicopter, a wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., is an industry-leading producer of commercial and military, manned and unmanned vertical-lift aircraft and the pioneer of the revolutionary tiltrotor aircraft. Globally recognized for world-class customer service, innovation and superior quality, Bell’s global workforce serves customers flying Bell aircraft in more than 120 countries. More information is available at


Created in 1990 by SAE Inc., Nadcap is administered by the not-for-profit Performance Review Institute. PRI exists to advance the interests of the mobility and related industries through development of performance standards and administration of quality assurance, accreditation, and certification programs as well as related activities for the benefit of industry, government, and the general public. PRI works closely with industry to understand their emerging needs and offers customized solutions in response. Learn more at or contact PRI at

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