Helicopter health and usage monitoring systems (HUMS) have helped to transform offshore helicopter safety, but often the data can be used only retroactively because of how it is collected, usually after each flight or at end of the flying day. But now Sikorsky, offshore operator Petroleum Helicopters Inc. (PHi) and Metro Aviation have proven a way of using the data collected inflight to assist pilots in real time. After three years in quiet development, the system is now operational on one ...

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