Sikorsky S-76C++™ helicopter operators have a choice when it comes to equipping their helicopters with the latest Honeywell Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) technology. Sikorsky has authorized Honeywell and our distributors to provide HUMS hardware directly to organizations that operate S-76C++ helicopters.
With our HUMS technology onboard, S-76C++ operators have easy access to the information they can use to enhance safety, improve aircraft availability and reduce maintenance costs and maintenance hours. HUMS products collect, process, and interpret data generated by various aircraft systems including rotating and vibrating parts, on the helicopter.
Future enhancements planned include the integration of HUMS with Honeywell’s Sky Connect Tracker III mission management and flight data monitoring system. The system would enable the transmission of real-time aircraft health status and maintenance alerts from the HUMS to operations on the ground. This gives ground maintenance and operations people the ability to instantaneously see when a HUMS exceedance or system fault is detected, so they can be ready to service the aircraft when it lands.
Sikorsky has delivered more than 800 S-76® helicopters to customers globally since 1979, including more than 200 S-76C++ variants, contributing daily to nearly seven million fleet flight hours total. For more information visit: http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/products/s-76-helicopter.html
If you are interested in purchasing or learning more about our HUMS, vibration monitoring, or rotor track and balance products and services, please contact an authorized distributor in your region.