Honeywell Has Launched Zing Condition-Based Maintenance For
"The Honeywell Zing portfolio offers
comprehensive and 'intelligent' health monitoring, that provides
operators with up-to-date information to perform condition-based
maintenance rather than interval-based or run-to-failure
maintenance," said Mike Cuff, Honeywell Vice President, Helicopter
and Surface Systems. Through embedded sensors and data analysis,
Zing monitors critical components and identifies maintenance
procedures before they become evident, helping avoid unplanned
maintenance or repair at remote locations. "By continually
monitoring the aircraft's operational systems and identifying the
health status, Zing improves aircraft readiness and availability,"
Cuff said. "Operators who use this system gain a significant
advantage - lower operational costs."
The Zing portfolio includes Health and Usage Monitoring System
information, Test, Ware and Services. Zing HUMS includes on-board
or carry-on hardware, sensors, cabling, software, and data
management service. Zing Ware and Zing Services assist operators
with managing their operational costs through planned maintenance
events in preferred geographic areas - and when passengers are not
scheduled - to avoid unanticipated events where an aircraft may be
outbound, away from service providers or scheduled for flight.
"Zing is really tailored for fleet
operators where daily operation availability is a make-or-break
factor in their business," Cuff said. "In its Helicopter
configuration, the Zing HUMS portfolio includes sensor driven data
and analysis gathered directly from the aircraft, providing
information about the engine, gearbox, shafts, fans and rotor
systems. Zing Test is an easy to use, carry-on vibration testing
and balancing tool and Zing Ware is software and Web-based tools
for analyzing data collected from other sensors providing
corrective actions for maintenance personnel."
Zing Services provide fleet-level planning tools that include a
web portal for remote access, 24x7 advisory services and other
critical maintenance information that allows fleet managers to
develop and monitor repair scheduling.
Zing for helicopters is available for private and commercial
operators, including offshore and executive transport, emergency
medical services, law enforcement, search and rescue and tour