Business & GA, Commercial, Military

Goodrich Signs HUMS MOU With Sikorsky

By Tish Drake | January 7, 2010
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Helicopter Support Inc., the support and distribution company of Sikorsky, on Tuesday with Goodrich Corp., of Charlotte, N.C., to jointly promote a health and usage monitoring system (HUMS) for the global rotorcraft market. The HUMS developed by Goodrich’s Sensors and Integrated Systems business is a series of networked diagnostic sensors that monitors the mechanical performance of the aircraft, providing real-time data that enhanced predictive maintenance, according to the company. Integrating the HUMS data with Sikorsky Aerospace Services’ OEM installation expertise and support capabilities enables a breakthrough, proactive maintenance system that lowers operating costs and increases fleet availability. “Our systems have been validated on multiple aircraft including the Sikorsky BLACK HAWK helicopter, with documented reduction in maintenance time and costs," said Jan Mathiesen, Vice-President of Goodrich Sensors and Integrated Systems. "It’s a natural progression to offer our HUMS systems for international BLACK HAWK helicopter fleets, and we are pleased to collaborate with Sikorsky Aerospace Services and HSI to enable international customers to benefit from the total aircraft care package they can provide.”

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