Airbus Helicopters: digital system to collect data
To better meet customers’ operational needs
Airbus Helicopters and Safran Electronic and Defense have signed a letter of intent for the distribution of helicopter data monitoring systems. The systems can be integrated on all Airbus helicopters not already equipped with the Helionix avionics suite or a health and usage monitoring system (HUMS).
Safran Electronic & Defense has developed the system for collecting usage and health data certified through a supplementary Type Certificate (STC). The system is offered as a part of Airbus Helicopters’ HCare Connected Services offer, in which digital solutions collect customers’ operational data in order to better understand their aircraft’s behavior and, in turn, better anticipate upcoming needs and propose tailor-made service solutions.
Several customers have already chosen to equip their aircraft with the STC and discussions are on-going between Airbus Helicopters and customers to ensure the full transfer and adequate analysis linked to the new connected services offer.
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