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Smiths Tapped To Provide HUMS For AgustaWestland Lynx

$21M Contract Includes HUMS/CVFDR

Smiths Aerospace has scored a $21M contract for the development and supply of its comprehensive HUMS technology for the new Future Lynx Helicopter by AgustaWestland. The award involves the implementation of the Smiths combined Health & Usage Monitoring System and Cockpit Voice & Flight Data Recorder (HUMS/CVFDR) capability on seventy (70) Future Lynx aircraft for the UK Ministry of Defence.

"With more than 400 HUMS and two million flight hours, Smiths is the world leader in the supply of HUMS for both military and commercial helicopter applications," commented Dr. John Ferrie, President, Smiths Aerospace.

Development is due to commence this year at the Smiths' facilities located at Southampton in the UK and Michigan in the U.S. HUMS production deliveries are scheduled to commence in 2011. The HUMS application will be integrated into both the Army - 40 Battlefield Reconnaissance Helicopters (BRH) and Navy - 30 Surface Combatant Maritime Rotorcraft (SCMR).

The Smiths Aerospace HUMS offers both improved safety and reduced operating costs and can be readily configured for a variety of helicopter platforms. The Future Lynx HUMS will continuously monitor the fleet wide health and performance of safety-critical components, providing advance warning of potential equipment failures and collecting valuable data for routine maintenance of each aircraft. HUMS sensors monitor the health and usage of the engines, transmission, drive-train system, rotor system and airframe by detecting and diagnosing potential failures, recording usage, automating test procedures and providing alerts for potential maintenance actions. The HUMS also provides continuous Rotor Track and Balance capability, negating the requirement for the installation of carry aboard equipment and the overhead for dedicated RTB check flights. This feature will be operational for the aircraft flight trials phase, in advance of customer operational use of the aircraft.

FMI: www.smiths-aerospace.com

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