An unstable, heavy landing on an oil platform in the North Sea in December 2016 is prompting the helicopter industry to look at the potential of real-time health and usage monitoring systems (HUMS). Britain’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) is calling on the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to amend its regulations to require that vibration health monitoring be conducted and analyzed in real-time on helicopters, and to make this information available to the crew ...


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