Nearly 550 helicopters representing 146 customers are sharing data with Airbus Helicopters.
“In less than two years we’ve brought the number of helicopters connected to Airbus Helicopters from zero to nearly 550,” said Matthieu Louvot, Executive Vice President, Customer Support & Services for Airbus Helicopters.
“We’re pleased that helicopter operators are seeing the value that data sharing and analytics promise, such as fewer operational interruptions, greater cost competitiveness, increased safety, and better anticipated maintenance actions, and we’re confident that this number will continue to grow.”
Helicopter data sources currently shared with Airbus Helicopters include Airbus’ Helionix avionics suite; Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS); and Fleet Keeper™ digital logbook, among others.
New data sources have recently joined the ranks, such as helicopter maintenance data thanks to agreements Airbus Helicopters has signed with four MRO software providers: MRX Systems, Rusada, Ramco and Traxxall.
The 550 connected helicopters include almost every helicopter type in Airbus’ range – H125s, H130s, H145s, H155s, H175s, H215s, and H225s, among others – performing a wide variety of missions including emergency medical services (EMS), public services, tourism, training, private and business aviation, oil & gas and search and rescue.