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Safe-T-Cable Approvals & Recognitions



SAE International (Society of Automotive Engineers) maintains and distributes the procurement and detail specifications that control the design, packaging, and performance requirements of Safe-T-Cable. SAE Specifications are available on-line at www.sae.org, or at the following address:

400 Commonwealth Drive
Warrendale, PA 15096
(724) 776-4841

The List of Safe-T-Cable Specifications are the following:

  • AS567 - Safety Cable, Safety Wire, Key Washers, and Cotter Pins for Production Systems,
    General Practices for Use of
  • AS3509 - Cable, Safety, Kit, Nickel Alloy, UNS N06600
  • AS3510 - Cable, Safety, Kit, Corrosion and Heat Resistant Steel, UNS S32100
  • AS3511 - Cable, Safety, Kit, Corrosion Resistant Steel, UNS S30400AS4536 Cable, Safety, Kit, Procurement Specification For Requirements and Use
  • AS3618 - Cable, Safety, Ferrule, Elongated, Corrosion and Heat Resistant Steel, UNS S32100
  • AS3619 - Cable, Safety, Ferrule, Elongated, Nickel Alloy, UNS N06600
  • AS3655 - Cable, Safety, Kit, Corrosion Resistant Nickel Alloy, UNS N06625
  • AS4536 - Cable, Safety, Kit, Procurement Specification For Requirements and Use

Please contact DMC for further information on SAE Specifications, Publication Status, or Application References.

US Military: 

NASM 33540 (Formerly MIL-STD-33540) Safety Wiring, Safety Cabling, Cotter Pinning, General Practices.

This document is called out in many contracts, drawings, and process manuals. Safe-T-Cable was included in NASM 33540 in revision 1, 6 Jan, 2003. It is published and controlled by AIA (Aerospace Industries Association) 1250 Eye Street, Washington DC 20005, and can be purchased on-line at the following web address: http://global.ihs.com/?RID=AIA

Technical Manuals, Technical Orders, And MS Specs:

Many Tech Manuals and Tech Orders that are used by the U.S. Military and FMS Organizations to support Aircraft, Aerospace, and Defense Systems have been revised to include Safe-T-Cable. The technical information that is required to select, install, and maintain the Safe-T-Cable and Application/Verification Tooling is included. The General Tech Manuals/Tech Orders are the following:

Several Platform Specific TOs and TMs feature instructions and guidelines for Safe-T-Cable. Consult the publications organization that supports your particular platform, or contact DMC for further information.


Many FAA Approved 70-XX-XX Standard Documents are published and maintained by major engine, airframe, and component/subsystem manufacturers.

The FAA Approved Manual (supplied by the OEM) on the specific aircraft (or subsystem) will advise the operator/maintainer if Safe-T-Cable is approved by the OEM on that aircraft/application. If it can not be determined from this, or other documentation, the operator/maintainer should contact the OEM assigned representative, and request information concerning the use of Safe-T-Cable on that aircraft or subsystem.


The National Aeronautical and Space Administration, in cooperation with major contractors have developed several reports and standards involving the testing, selection, use, procurement, and application of Safe-T-Cable. Two significant NASA funded documents are CR4473 – CONTRACTOR REPORT (Intersel 1992), and JA83-032A Teledyne Brown.

NASA Tech Briefs magazine has also recognized Safe-T-Cable as a modern Space Program Technology on one or more occasions. Safe-T-Cable is used on the Space Shuttle main orbiter engines, structure, and payload applications.


The majority of Safe-T-CableTools and Components that are specified in Military Technical Manuals and Standards are covered by NSNs.  Consult DMC for Details.


JES 138 (Engineering Design Standard) JDS843.02 (Wire Locking Design Standard), AS63236, AS63237, AS63238-9 (Detail Standard).


Many prominent companies in the Aerospace Industry have developed In-House Standards and Drawings for Safe-T-Cable.  Your DMC Customer Service Representative will have information about many of these documents, however, due to strict adherence to copyright regulations, copies of a private standard, in whole or in part, are not available from DMC.

Companies And Organizations Currently Using Safe-T-Cable™

(partial list)
Manufacturers and Government Organizations:
Allison (Rolls Royce) L3 Aerospace Corp.
American Eurocopter L3 Vertex
Argo Tech Learjet (Bombardier)
BAE Systems Lockheed 
Bath Iron Works Aeronautical Co.
Bell Helicopter Lockheed Missile 
BF Goodrich Aerospace & Space
Boeing-Commercial Division Lockheed Martin Corp.
Boeing-Military Division Lucas Aerospace
Boeing-Rocketdyne Marine Mechanical
Boeing-Sea Launch Military (Air National Guard)
Boeing-Space Military (U.S. Army)
Bombardier Regionals Military (U.S. Air Force)
Bombardier Shorts Military (USMC)
Bombardier Learjet Military (NAVAIR)
Caterpillar Military (NAVSEA)
Cessna Aircraft Mitsubishi
Dallas Airmotive Moog
Dassault Falcon NASA
Dyncorp Newport News Shipbuilding
Exelon Northrop Grumman
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) NOAA
GE Aircraft Engines Pall Aeropower
GE Transportation Systems Parker Aerospace
GE Power Systems Petroleum Helicopters
General Atomic Pratt & Whitney (USA)
General Dynamics Electric Boat Pratt & Whitney (Canada)
General Dynamics  Progress Energy
Land Systems Raytheon Aircraft
General Services Admin. (U.S. Gov.) Raytheon Systems
Goodrich Aerospace Rohr Industries
Gulfstream Aerospace Rolls Royce
Hispano-Suiza SBAC (Scty British Aero Companies) 
Hamilton Sundstrand Shorts Bros (Bombardier)
Harris (U.S. Army  Sikorsky Aircraft
Missile Com.) SNECMA
Helicopter Support, Inc. Standard Aero
Honeywell (Allied Signal) Teledyne Brown Engineering
Honeywell (Garrett) Turbomeca
Int'l Aero Engines (IAE) U.S. Coast Guard
Kaman Aerospace Williams International
Kelly Aerospace Woodward Governor
Air Canada FedEX
Air China Frontier Airlines
Air France Icelandair
Air New Zealand JetBlue
Alaska Airlines Lufthansa
American Airlines Northwest Airlines
ASA Pinnacle Airlines
Atlantic Southeast Airlines Southwest Airlines
Com Air UPS International
Continental Airlines US Airways
Delta Airlines  


Daniels Manufacturing Corporation, “DMC” manufactures and sells safety cable under license by General Electric Aircraft Engines in conformity with Society of Automotive Engineers Standard (SAE) Standard AS4536, AS3509, AS3510 and customer specifications.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) classified safety cable to be a standard part by issuance of a letter on November 23, 1993.  This letter, in its entirety, along with the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) of that date referred to therein appears on the DMC Web Site, and in DMC catalogs on safety cable. The third Paragraph of that letter states:

Installation of AS3509, AS3510 and AS3511 safety cable on aircraft is governed by FAR § 43.13, Performance Rules (general).  FAR § 43.13 (a) states in part: “Each person performing maintenance, alteration, or preventative maintenance on an aircraft, engine, propeller, or appliance shall use the methods, techniques and practices prescribed in the current manufacturer’s maintenance manual or Instructions for Continued Airworthiness prepared by its manufacturer, or other methods, techniques, and practices acceptable to the Administrator….”

It is the responsibility of the installer of safety cable to determine where safety cable can or cannot be installed in accordance with FAA regulations, OEM Practice Standards, or Department of Defense (DOD) directives. Where authorization is required, the installer should contact the Equipment OEM for the necessary authorization.


Safety Cable is a time saving technology.  Please feel free to contact DMC for recommendations concerning the appropriate type of safety cable to be used for installation on authorized applications.