Ultra’s Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) are designed to provide platform operators with an up-to-date view of the health of their fleet. This information can be used to:
- Plan preventative maintenance
- Schedule inspections
- Provide oversight of crew operations
- Identify problem patterns and trends.
All of this leads to lower operating costs, higher up-time and readiness, and optimised fleet usage.
The systems use a network of smart sensors, such as accelerometers, tachometers, and optical blade trackers, to provide mechanical diagnostics reporting, helicopter rotor track and balance reporting, engine and airframe vibration reporting, vehicle usage data, exceedance monitoring and regime reporting.
The HUMS can be combined with a crash hardened Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorder from Curtiss-Wright to provide a complete HUMS and ED-112A compliant CVFDR solution known as Fortress HUMS. Ultra can also ensure that the data stored in the recorder is encrypted to the highest standards, so that only authorised personnel can access it in case of platform loss.