Improving how fast and how far an aircraft flies requires more than engineering a better way to make a jet soar. It also includes examining―even to a molecular level―every material used in manufacturing aircraft to develop something more advanced.
Gulfstream Health And Trend Monitoring
The Gulfstream G650 and G650ER distinguish themselves with another innovation―PlaneConnect Health and Trend Monitoring (HTM). For the first time in a business jet, real-time, parametric data is collected in flight and transmitted directly to the operator and preselected reviewers, including Gulfstream’s Technical Operations.
HTM works in the background to constantly collect data on the aircraft system’s performance during a flight. That information is transmitted to aircraft support on the ground either by wireless network or cellular data transmission.
Using system features, technicians can run real-time data inquiries in flight without having to interact with the flight crew.
After each flight, HTM immediately sends time-stamped data to a website dedicated to that aircraft. The flight data is prioritized and organized, including aircraft performance data such as fuel consumption, pressure readings and temperatures and aircraft operations data. The advantage of the constantly monitored aircraft performance has immediate benefit in the air and on the ground. HTM’s sophisticated monitoring system speeds diagnostic time and increases the notice given and time needed to schedule and perform maintenance.
That early detection maximizes maintenance performance and reduces downtime, resulting in an efficient and quick return to service for the aircraft.
HTM analysis extends beyond one flight. Operators and technicians can call up and compare data from every flight stored on the aircraft’s website to establish trends and look for greater efficiencies.
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