Flexible, Reliable, Light Weight, Ease of Termination, Qualified to ARINC 802

FlightLinx® PLUS Fiber Optic Cable designed for inflight entertainment, internet access, networking and display systems used in commercial aircraft.

FlightLinx PLUS Fiber Optic Cable is a 1.8 mm ruggedized single jacket cable design that meets or exceeds ARINC 802 performance requirements without the need for a double jacket. The high performing construction consists of a tight buffered fiber within a loose structure cable which allows for reliable pull-proof termination and helps prevent kinking, epoxy wicking and fiber breakage during and after deployment. The buffer tube provides additional crush and impact protection for harsh installations in aircraft. The braided strength member allows for high strength, flexibility and reliability during bending. The FlightLinx PLUS Fiber Optic Cable design provides proven stability over temperature and thermal shock for low shrinkage.

This 1.8 mm cable design addresses the demand for lighter weight and improved aircraft fuel efficiency. Premium 62.5 μm OFS optical fiber offers increased bandwidth for data communications.

Unit of Measure

Cable Optical Properties


N/A 1300 nm: 2 dB/km850 nm: 4 dB/km

Bandwidth @ 1350 nm

N/A >500 MHz-km

Bandwidth @ 850 nm

N/A >200 MHz-km

Buffered Fiber Properties

Buffer Diameter (Tight Buffer)

N/A 0.400 ± 0.050 mm

Buffer Tube Diameter

N/A 0.950 ± 0.050 mm

Cladding Diameter

N/A 125 ± 2 µm

Coating Type 2 Diameter

N/A 245 ± 10 µm

Core Diameter

N/A 62.5 ± 3 µm

Numerical Aperture

N/A 0.275 ± 0.015

Proof Test Level

N/A 100 kpsi

Cable Design

Cable Weight

N/A 4.0 kg/km

Outer Cable Diameter

N/A 1.80 mm

Installation and Usage Specifications

Cable Tensile Strength & Elongation

N/A 3% max elongation at 30 kg load

Maximum Installation Tensile Load

N/A 19.3 lb. (86 N)

Maximum Operating Tensile Load

N/A 9.7 lb. (43 N)

Minimum Bend Radius Under Load

N/A 25 mm

Operating Temperature

N/A -55 to 100 ºC

Storage Temperature

N/A -55 to 85 ºC


Minimum Bend Radius Unloaded

N/A 8 mm

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 C79598

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 Inflight Entertainment Internet Access Networking and Display Systems Used in Commercial Aircraft