Goodrich to showcase Advanced Helicopter Systems
Feb. 10, 2012, Charlotte, N.C. - At HELI-EXPO 2012, Goodrich Corporation will showcase advanced helicopter technology that brings real-time information to air crews and lowers operating costs to owners along with enhanced safety and rescue systems.
By Carey Fredericks
Goodrich (#4410) will display its HUMS (health and usage management systems) that provide actionable data from flight line maintenance teams all the way to the manufacturer. Precise data provided by the system can alert the user to take small corrective actions to prevent future costly maintenance. It also advises of unavoidable future maintenance tasks so the user can plan and minimize operational impact.
In addition, Goodrich will showcase its rotating input drive shaft. Goodrich has pioneered and fielded the all titanium weldless hub coupling, offering helicopter operators lower weight, lower cost and high reliability. Visitors can also learn about composite drive shafts from CTG, a part of Goodrich's actuation systems business, which uses a unique attachment method offering high reliability power transmission and affordability.
Also on display is the Goodrich TASE family of high performance, low size, weight and power, gyro-stabilized camera gimbals, ideal for surveillance, inspection, law enforcement, fire fighting and environmental monitoring. The camera gimbals come standard with features that include built-in moving maps, geo-pointing and geo-locating along with command/control/record software and joystick steering for operator ease of use and simple camera orientation.
Goodrich recently added Winslow LifeRaft Company to its portfolio and will be displaying two aircraft life rafts at the Expo. The name Winslow has been synonymous with high quality life rafts for 60 years.
Advanced safety and rescue systems on display will include internal and external mount rescue hoists, fully integrated ice detection and protection systems, and the new crashworthy passenger seat for installation on multiple helicopter platforms.