Airbus is exploring the potential of widening the scope and capability of its future Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) to provide earlier detection of potential problems with the moving components inside helicopter transmissions. The research—an in-house project—is an offshoot of the company’s engineering work following the fatal crash of one of its H225 helicopters in Norway in April 2016. In simple terms, helicopters’ HUMS use a series of accelerometers ...


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