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Sikorsky Signs Data Monitoring Pact

By Tish Drake | May 23, 2007
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Sikorsky Aircraft signed an agreement with Flightscape, of Ottawa, Canada, to provide a Helicopter Flight Data Monitoring (HFDM) capability for the S-76 and S-92 helicopters. HFDM is a ground-station based system that plays back flight data to assess how the aircraft is flown and operated. Flight data is recorded by the Goodrich Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) on the S-92 and by the EXVP HUMS on the S-76. "The lessons learned from these reviews can be fed back into the operator’s training process. The system’s data collection and analysis capabilities augment the aircraft’s existing HUMS system and also can help with the troubleshooting of aircraft operational issues," said Marc Poland, Sikorsky vice president of commercial programs. Sikorsky’s commercial aircraft Flight Management Operations Center will support the HFDM service.

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