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Goodrich delivers 2,000th helicopter Health and Usage Management System

Goodrich Corporation's Sensors and Integrated Systems business in Vergennes, Vt. marked the delivery of its 2,000th helicopter health and usage management system (HUMS) in a ceremony March 8, 2010 attended by employees and U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT). Leahy has supported the company in winning more than $100 million in contracts to develop and deploy the HUMS systems for a number of helicopter platforms for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps. "I am incredibly proud to mark this day with the men and women of Goodrich," said Leahy. "2,000 HUMS units are a win for Vermont, the Department of Defense, and our men and women in uniform. These life-saving, money-saving devices keep our helicopters flying safely and have been at the heart of this region's economy." Goodrich Sensors and Integrated Systems vice president Gary Loftus described how a U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter unit, fully equipped with HUMS, recently set a new record for numbers of hours flown in a 12-month period and saved taxpayers $45 million in maintenance costs. "The HUMS units give feedback to mechanics that enable them to catch big problems while they are still small, inexpensive problems," Loftus explained. "They also catch problems while the helicopter is either on the ground or in time to get the helicopter to the ground safely. Our employees are proud of the role they play in helping our warfighters save lives, time and money." Goodrich's Health and Usage Management Systems (HUMS) give mechanics feedback on a helicopter's engine performance, structural performance and rotor performance - allowing a helicopter to be serviced before major system failures. Before the use of HUMS units, helicopters were routinely taken out of service for unnecessary preventative maintenance. The units are onboard a variety of military and commercial helicopters including the U.S. Army's UH-60 Black Hawk and CH-47 Chinook, the U.S. Marine Corps' CH-53E Super Stallion, and Sikorsky's commercial S-76D® and S-92 aircraft.

Press release issued by UTC Aerospace Systems, Sensors & Integrated Systems on March 11, 2010


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UTC Aerospace Systems, Sensors & Integrated Systems Proximity Sensors, Cabin Heaters, Sensors/Transducers, Brake System Components, Attitude and Heading Reference Systems, Angle of Attack Indicators, Stall Warning Systems, Ice Detectors, Attitude Indicators, Inertial Components & Systems, Current Measuring Equipment, Position/Displacement Detectors, Pressure Detectors, Airspeed Indicators, Temperature Detectors, Windshield Wipers, Air Data Computers, Aircraft Security Equipment, Fuel Quantity Indicators, Engine Health Monitoring, Pitot Tubes, Fuel Management Systems, Fuel Tanks & Systems, Ice Protection/Prevention Equipment, Water Heaters, Water Systems, Clutches, Health & Usage Monitoring, Gyroscopes, Rate Gyroscopes, Vertical Gyroscopes, Safety Equipment, Helicopter Rescue Hooks, Warning Systems/Equipment, Terrain Awareness and Warning Systems, Fire & Smoke Detectors, Collision Avoidance Systems/TCAS, External & Taxi Aid Camera System (ETACS


 Related aircraft programs:
Sikorsky S-92
Sikorsky S-76
Sikorsky S-70A Black Hawk
Sikorsky CH-53
Boeing CH-47 Chinook


 Related directory sectors:
Flight and Data Management

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