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Honeywell Receives FAA Supplemental Type Certification For AW139 Zing HUMS 1134

  Honeywell Receives FAA Supplemental Type Certification For AW139 Zing HUMS

FAA approved the Supplemental Type Certification for the Zing 1134 onboard
health and usage monitoring system for AW139 helicopters

PR Newswire

LAS VEGAS, March 7, 2013

LAS VEGAS, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HELI-EXPO -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON)
announced that its onboard Zing Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) 1134
has received FAA approval for the Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for
installation on AW139 helicopters. This STC, developed in partnership with Air
Concepts International, will enable current and new production AW139 operators
to select Honeywell's Zing HUMS 1134 system at a lower cost.


What is HUMS?

Honeywell's Zing HUMS solutions are sensor-based monitoring systems that
continuously monitor aircraft flight data and vibration at numerous points
throughout the drivetrain, determine component health and pinpoint anomalies
before they become catastrophic failures. Honeywell HUMS solutions provide
helicopter operators with actionable information that enables them to
anticipate mechanical failures, make anticipatory maintenance decisions and
act only when maintenance is actually necessary — on-condition maintenance
rather than at predefined intervals. On-condition maintenance allows
maintenance personnel to do only the appropriate repairs, minimizing spare
parts cost, system downtime and time spent on maintenance.

Standard Features of Zing HUMS 1134

  o Direct installation for those operating an AW139 without HUMS; it's also
    available as an upgrade to the existing Honeywell VXP onboard system for
    advanced functionality
  o Advanced HUMS functionality meeting CAA CAP753 and CAP739 requirements
  o Neural Network-based, regime-triggered data acquisition that automatically
    collects data without operation intervention
  o Constant aircraft monitoring with main and tail rotor track and balance
    and in-flight engine vibration monitoring
  o HFDM/FOQA data recording for each flight is exportable to most popular
    replay software and can be used for training, post-flight debriefing and
    maintenance troubleshooting
  o Easy data download with a single-point download for both vibration and
    flight data, and most data calculations and analysis are performed
    onboard, reducing file size and download time

Additional Options Available for Zing HUMS 1134

A Honeywell Service Level Agreement is available for data analysis, data
archiving and storage on an iMDS Web server that seamlessly integrates with
PC-GBS software, providing the following:

  o Automatic data movement from site computer to server without manual FTP
    data movement
  o Easy and global access that allows users to view data from anywhere in the
  o Comprehensive customer support that offers operators several levels of
    service from data storage to data analysis and engineering
  o Advanced Anomaly Detection capability for server-based data analysis

Supporting Quote:

  o Brian Sill, vice president, Defense & Space Americas Aftermarket,
    "Some of our customers have reported 15–20 percent savings in part
    replacement costs, 5–10 percent reductions in maintenance man hours and
    reduced check flights for first-time rotor track and balance. Platform
    readiness has improved by 5–8 percent, which equates to one additional
    'ready' aircraft per 20 aircraft in operation. We believe that the Zing
    HUMS 1134 onboard system will be an excellent option for all AW139
    operators, particularly those supporting the oil and gas industry and VIP
    and corporate operations."

Supporting Resources

  o Read more about HUMS
  o Read more about Honeywell Aerospace
  o Follow @Honeywell_Aero on Twitter
  o Subscribe to Honeywell's Corporate RSS feed

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every commercial, defense and space aircraft worldwide. The Aerospace business
unit develops and integrates technologies that span air traffic modernization,
flight and runway safety, engines, cockpit and cabin electronics,
connectivity, logistics and more that deliver safe, efficient, productive and
comfortable transportation-related experiences. For more information, visit or follow us at @honeywell_aero on Twitter.

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SOURCE Honeywell

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