Esterline Keeps MIL-DTL-38999 Connectors QPL Certified for More Than 30 Years

Esterline Souriau, a connection technology company takes pride in their MIL-DTL-38999 and MIL-DTL-26482 connectors for their outstanding accomplishment of being QPL certified for more than 30 years. While maintaining their avid mass production and distribution from their 12 VAD (Value-added Distributors) they continue to be the top of the line organization of the Class K aluminum, composite, and stainless steel connectors. Souriau connectors concentrate on the connecting production alone, allowing them to keep a smooth paced structure.

 “These requirements guarantee that our clients benefit from a high level of quality and a steadily decreasing defect rate of less than 500 ppm (0.05%) whereas this rate elsewhere on the market is 10 times higher",

says Mr. Philippe Souriau Business Development Manager for the aerospace and defense markets.

Their system is so precise and rapid that it allows production to increase by twice its production size and are quick to adapt to market changes without major conflicts.  Coached and guided by the S&OP (Sales and Operations Planning) a vital part of their continuous success of their 98% delivery rate. Ongoing precise and tedious audits, Souriau is always great to comply with the expected requirements of the US Department of Defense.

With their vital location in Paso Robles, CA it manages the majority of their production alongside their other VADs allowing them to have such a vivid name in the United States. Their innovative technologies continue to strive for success since the beginning of their invention of the bayonet-locking system, which was first MIL qualified for composite and zinc-nickel-plated aluminum 38999 connectors. The 38999 being a gate way to a wider variety of miniaturized shells, titanium shells, compliance with REACH regulations, and integrate optical, power, and high-speed technologies.

Souraiu and Sunbank are two leading connector brands that make up the globally known Esterline Connection Technologies.  Esterline continues to be a world class manufacture, designers, and supplier in various industries such as aviation, defense & space, energy & transportation and general industry.

With a great variety of Esterline products in stock we can supply your very needs. Including connectors like the 38999 or the MIL-DTL-26482 we are able to supply ASAP! For parts like these or similar connectors visit us at for a wider look at our inventory. For instant RFQs email us at or call us 1-714-705-4780.


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