Airbus hopes to open up new possibilities through data analytics provided by its Skywise Connected Services offering. Airbus Helicopters Photo

Airbus beefs up connected services

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Maintenance engineers inspect the main rotor hub of a Sikorsky S-92. The manufacturer has used HUMS data to extend the part’s service life in the past, and is now using that data to predict negative events. Heath Moffatt Photo

Predictive maintenance: Future-proof?

The H-1W is being retired and replaced with the newer H-1Z Cobra.