The company said its oil analysis technology has the potential to take engine diagnostics and prognostics to the next level of precision and efficacy to drive enhanced aircraft availability, reduce costs and enable preventive, on-condition maintenance
The engines will be on an on-condition maintenance
plan, which is expected to reduce the operating costs of the aircraft because maintenance intervals will be extended significantly.
The upgrades are designed to allow the engines to go from a hard-time maintenance schedule to an on-condition maintenance
The company said its HUMS solutions provide helicopter operators with actionable information that enables them to anticipate mechanical failures, make anticipatory maintenance decisions and act only when maintenance is actually necessary -- on-condition maintenance rather than at predefined intervals.
On-condition maintenance allows maintenance personnel to do only the appropriate repairs, minimizing spare parts cost, system downtime and time spent on maintenance.
The CTS800 family of engines range from 1,360 to 1,700 shp with the CTS800-4N equipped with a full-authority digital engine control (FADEC) that reduces pilot workload and facilitates the engine's on-condition maintenance
The LHTEC CTS800-4N turboshaft engine is equipped with a full-authority digital engine control (FADEC), which reduces pilot workload and facilitates the engine's on-condition maintenance
As new technologies, such as onboard computers, continue to emerge, the trend is less towards routine preventive maintenance and more towards monitoring and on-condition maintenance
All discs in the AS900 are designed for a 15,000-cycle life, and the engine will be offered with an on-condition maintenance
program from introduction into service or, for those choosing fixed maintenance periods, mature hot section and compressor zone inspection intervals set at 3,500 hours and 7,000 hours, respectively.
It offers an ideal balance of performance and economics, including on-condition maintenance
for reduced operating costs.
We designed all the AS907 discs for a 15,000-cycle life and the engine will be offered with an on-condition maintenance
program from introduction into service, or, for those choosing fixed maintenance periods, hot section and compressor zone inspection intervals set at 3,500 hours and 7,000 hours respectively, at maturity.
The engine is designed for an on-condition maintenance
program, which reduces maintenance requirements and offers significant potential savings for operators.