Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions [Booth 111] at Heli-Expo will present a technology briefing on its new Fortress HUMS compact and lightweight ED-112A-compliant Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorder (FDR) with integral Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS). The "Helicopter Health Management" briefing will take place at 10 a.m. March 2 and again at 3:30 p.m. the same day. Attendees can learn of the in-depth details of the Fortress HUMS solution that can drastically reduce the weight and space requirements previously required to provide FDR and HUMS capabilities.
Fortress HUMS combines Curtiss-Wright's next-generation Fortress crash recorder with the integrated Health and Usage Monitoring System developed by Ultra Electronics. Overall weight can be reduced from 70 to 13 lb. It can be deployed on both existing aircraft and new builds, deployed as a permanent installed combined HUMS and recorder system for new aircraft construction or deployed as an upgrade path for customers who implement an initial Fortress Recorder-only installation.