OFS now offers FlightLinx 50 µm OM3 optical cable for increased bandwidth. Designed for use in commercial aircraft, FlightLinx 50 µm OM3 cable has been tested and meets or exceeds the requirements of ARINC 802, Appendix C (MGT) for tight buffered cables used in commercial aircraft.

Compatible with connectors and/or termini designed for tight jacket construction cables (e.g. ST, Tight Jacket LC, Tight Jacket SC, MIL-29504 pin and socket, Tight Jacket ARINC 801).
Unit of Measure

Cable Optical Properties


N/A @ 850 / 1300 nm, ≤ 5.0 / 3.0 dB/km


N/A @ 1300 nm, ≥ 500 MHz-km EMB@ 850 nm, ≥ 2000 MHz-km EMB

Buffered Fiber Properties

Buffer Diameter

N/A 900 ± 50 µm

Buffer Material

N/A Black PFA

Cladding Diameter

N/A 125 ± 1 µm

Coating Diameter

N/A 400 ± 25 µm

Coating Material

N/A Silicone

Core Diameter

N/A 50 ± 3 µm

Numerical Aperture

N/A 0.200 ± 0.015

Cable Design

Cable Construction

N/A Tight-buffered Simplex with braided strength member

Cable Weight

N/A ≤ 4.0 kg/km

Outer Jacket Material


Outer Cable Diameter

N/A 1.8 ± 0.1 mm

Outer Jacket Color

N/A Light Purple

Installation and Usage Specifications

Installation Load Maximum

N/A 19.3 lb86 N

Minimum Bend Installation

N/A 25 mm

Minimum Bend Operating

N/A 8 mm

Operating Load Maximum

N/A 9.7 lb43 N

Operating Temperature

N/A -55 to +200 ºC

Storage Temperature

N/A -55 to 85 ºC

Flammability, Smoke, Toxicity

Flammability: FAR 25.869

N/A Extinguish time: 0 seconds; Max. burn length: < 1.5 inches

Smoke Density

N/A Ds @ 20 minutes; < 23.5

How To Order:


N/A The operating temperature ranges are general guidelines. Consult with our Technical Sales department to determine the optimal coating and jacketing material for your specific application. 1.860.678.6636.OFS reserves the right to make changes to the prices and product(s) described in this document at any time without notice.This document is for informational purposes only and is not intended to modify or supplement any OFS warranties or specifications relating to any of its products or services.

Order By Item #

N/A C24712

Order From Location

1.888.438.9936 toll-free in the United States and Canada
1.860.678.0371 from outside the U.S.A.
55 Darling Drive
Avon, CT 06001, USA

Typical Applications

N/A Display systems
In-flight entertainment systems
In-flight networking systems