Aviation Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) for UH-1 Industry
Huntsville, Alabama - We are pleased to introduce RMCI, Inc. and their advanced Health and Usage Monitoring Systems, or HUMS. The Expandable Rotorcraft Diagnostic System or XRDS™ is RMCI’s next-generation HUMS. It is a “made in the USA” leading-edge technology that ensures a high quality of safety and improved aircraft availability. The use of RMCI’s technology will also enhance the ability of the UH-1 Operator to accomplish their mission with reduced costs and increased safety.
“The XRDS is extremely lightweight and currently installed on 14 different types of helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.” Kenneth Speaks RMCI, CEO says “RMCI is pleased to contribute to the UH1 industry, their safety and economic prosperity.”
The XRDS enables flight data monitoring for Flight Operations Quality Assurance, or FOQA; provides comprehensive mechanical diagnostics of the entire drivetrain of the aircraft; and supports maintenance functions such as engine vibration checks and rotor track and balance. RMCI’s equipment accurately detects emerging problems well in advance to prevent mission interruption, collateral damage of components, and other possible incidents.
Having supported HUMS for more than 3,000 helicopters, RMCI is a leader in rotorcraft science and technology with a history of expert scientific research and development. RMCI is a service-disabled, veteran owned company based in Huntsville, Alabama and is the recipient of the 2019 Governor’s International Trade Excellence Award. RMCI’s customers include Haverfield Aviation, the San Antonio Police Department, The Airwork Group, and other entities involved in firefighting, search and rescue, energy, oil and gas, airmedical, and VIP transport. The XRDS has identified emerging failures up to 70 flight hours (2 months) prior to any other indication of failure, pinpointing truly faulty components without false alarms. The system is designed to incorporate future sensors and emerging technology—hence the name “Expandable.”