Honeywell Zing™ Finds Tomorrow's Problems Today
Zing Helps Operators Reduce Helicopter Downtime, Lower Maintenance Costs and
ANAHEIM, Calif., February 22, 2009 – Honeywell (NYSE:HON) today
introduced its Zing portfolio of diagnostic and prognostic maintenance
monitoring systems for civil helicopters.
“Honeywell Zing helps provide operators with advance warning of potential
equipment failures, allowing more maintenance to be performed in the hanger
instead of unplanned events that occur in remote areas,” said Mike Cuff,
Honeywell Vice President, Helicopter and Surface Systems. “Zing is now
available for civilian helicopters and offers comprehensive ‘intelligent’
health monitoring and complete condition-based maintenance. Zing’s advanced
technology provides operators with a fleet wide view of the health and
performance of safety-critical components.”
Roger Sharkey, Sharkey’s Helicopters, Inc., said, “The system is highly
reliable and provides invaluable information. It’s also easy to install, cost
effective – and we have found the system to withstand the rigor of near
The new Zing systems helicopters include Zing HUMS (Health and Usage Monitoring
System) on-board systems; Zing Test portable carry-on hardware, sensors and
cabling and software; Zing Ware; and Zing Service.
Zing HUMS is 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
Zing Ware is software and Web-based tools for analyzing data collected from
other Zing monitors, 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
and to manage their operational costs through planned maintenance in preferred
geographic areas and when passengers are not scheduled. This helps avoid
unanticipated events where an aircraft may be outbound, away from service
providers, or scheduled for flight.
Bill Lawler, Honeywell Sales Director, Condition-Based Maintenance Systems,
said, “By continually monitoring the aircraft’s operational systems, the Zing
portfolio provides easy-to-understand corrective actions to emerging
maintenance issues that increase availability, reduce operating costs, and
improve public and personal safety. Studies conducted by our U.S. Army
customers have show reduced scheduled maintenance from 5 percent to as much as
10 percent, reduced mission aborts by 30 percent, and a significant 20-percent
reduction in maintenance test flights.”
Zing is available to civilian and commercial operators, including offshore
transport providers, health emergency medical services, law enforcement and
search and rescue, and tour operators. In addition, Honeywell is also a leading
provider of health monitoring and maintenance systems for other aircraft
segments, including military helicopters, and commercial and business aircraft.
Honeywell’s sensor-based diagnostic system is also deployed on military
helicopters and ground fighting vehicles.
More information about Honeywell aircraft systems is available at www.honeywell.com.
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services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive
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global provider of integrated avionics, engines, systems and service solutions
for aircraft manufacturers, airlines, business and general aviation, military,
space and airport operations.
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