Richard Hardin creator of the Flight Hub – transforming the Aviation Industry

Richard Hardin, founder of Cumberland Signal is our featured entrepreneur on SBR this week.

Cumberland Signal is a Chattanooga, TN based company that seeks to transform the aviation community by introducing the industry’s first avionics backplane switching module, Flight Hub.

Please listen to this program by clicking the Player at the bottom of this post.

Today, when an airplane goes in for a re-fit of its instrumentation, weeks of planning, re-wiring, tests, and re-work take place.

Born out of frustration, Flight Hub  condenses weeks of labor, eliminate thousands of brittle in-line connections, and simplifies the physical installation process. When a plane comes into a shop for a major retrofit, instead of re-crimping hundreds of tiny, brittle old wires, the old wiring is removed and pre-assembled wiring harnesses are put in their place. The result is a tidy panel, rock solid connections, component redundancy, and a level of reliability that’s never been seen before in the space. The customer is happy with the cost savings/ turn-around time, and the installer is happy with the elimination of re-work that robs shops of their profitability.

I look forward to our show with Richard Hardin and learning more about his business plan to go after a $3 billion market.  We will learn how he came up with this idea and his team to execute this plan.

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Here is an illustration of the Flight Hub:

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