Goodrich delivers 2,000th helicopter management system

first_imgCollins Aerospace,Goodrich Delivers 2,000th Helicopter Health and Usage Management System (HUMS)Diagnostic health management system saves time, money for military, commercial helicoptersGoodrich Corporation s (NYSE:GR) Sensors and Integrated Systems business in Vergennes, Vt. marked the delivery of its 2,000th helicopter health and usage management system (HUMS) in a ceremony March 8, 2010 attended by employees and U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT). Leahy has supported the company in winning more than $100 million in contracts to develop and deploy the HUMS systems for a number of helicopter platforms for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps. I am incredibly proud to mark this day with the men and women of Goodrich, said Leahy. 2,000 HUMS units are a win for Vermont, the Department of Defense, and our men and women in uniform. These life-saving, money-saving devices keep our helicopters flying safely and have been at the heart of this region s economy.Goodrich Sensors and Integrated Systems vice president Gary Loftus described how a U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter unit, fully equipped with HUMS, recently set a new record for numbers of hours flown in a 12-month period and saved taxpayers $45 million in maintenance costs. The HUMS units give feedback to mechanics that enable them to catch big problems while they are still small, inexpensive problems, Loftus explained. They also catch problems while the helicopter is either on the ground or in time to get the helicopter to the ground safely. Our employees are proud of the role they play in helping our warfighters save lives, time and money.Goodrich s Health and Usage Management Systems (HUMS) give mechanics feedback on a helicopter s engine performance, structural performance and rotor performance allowing a helicopter to be serviced before major system failures. Before the use of HUMS units, helicopters were routinely taken out of service for unnecessary preventative maintenance. The units are onboard a variety of military and commercial helicopters including the U.S. Army s UH-60 Black Hawk and CH-47 Chinook, the U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion, and Sikorsky s commercial S-76D® and S-92 aircraft.Goodrich Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a global supplier of systems and services to aerospace, defense and homeland security markets. With one of the most strategically diversified portfolios of products in the industry, Goodrich serves a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and service facilities. For more information, visithttp://www.goodrich.com/(link is external).Goodrich Corporation operates through its divisions and as a parent company for its subsidiaries, one or more of which may be referred to as Goodrich Corporation in this press release.GR Electronic SystemsSource: Goodrich Corporation. CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 11, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/last_img read more

KCCA FC keen on demolishing Township Rollers

first_imgKCCA FC head coach, Mike Mutebi is confident his side will get the job done on SaturdayCAF Champions LeagueKCCA FC vs Township RollersMandela National Stadium, NambooleSaturday, 18-08-2018Suspended custodian Charles Lukwago is the only absentee as Kampala Capital City Authority FC take on Botswana’s Township Rollers in a Caf Champions League fixture Saturday afternoon.Lukwago received his marching orders as KCCA fell 0-1 to Tunisian giants Esperance on MatchDay four. He is to be replaced by Tom Ikara who featured in the club’s last build up game against Aziz Darmani Dove All Stars on Thursday.KCCA coach Mike Hillary Mutebi told a packed pre-match briefing yesterday that he is fully confident in Ikara’s abilities as the young keeper has grown in stature since starting the reverse fixture in Gaborone.Mutebi also confirmed that Gift Ali and Jackson Nunda who missed the Esperance tie are available for selection.“We are going to play to win as we still have the mathematical chance of qualifying, said Mutebi at the press-briefing.“If Al Ahly draw or lose at Esperance tonight, they go onto 7 or 8 points.If we win, we progress to six points, which means we would go into our final game in Egypt with something to play for.The former Maroons, SC Villa and Cranes tactician said mistakes which cost the side in defeats to the Tunisians have been corrected in training.“We expect to beat Township Rollers if players follow instructions, continued the Kasasiro Boys’ head coach.“The players football intelligence has improved. We didn’t get into the group stages to be passengers. We aren’t tourists, he added.In addition, Mutebi vowed to play in the KCCA way.“We are going to play on the front foot, attacking football with purpose.“Our identity is what has brought us this far…We shall not ask our players to kick opponents as if it’s rugby.“Our players are technicians who use the ball well, Mutebi emphasised.Team captain Timothy Awany said the team from Lugogo has a full house with all players fit and raring to go.“We are going to concentrate for ninety minutes to get the three points, said Awanyi.“We need this victory to boost our confidence ahead of the clash with Al Ahly.Township Rollers assistant coach Thabo Motang, who is filling in for absent head coach Nikola Kovazovic, told the press gathering they are counting on former KCCA midfielder Ivan Ntege to use his inside knowledge of the Ugandan club to help them plot their downfall.KCCA lost 1-0 in the first game against Township Rollers.The team from Kampala is currently bottom of Group A of the Caf Champions League after registering one win in four outings.Twice African club champions Esperance lead the way with 10 points, three more than the continent’s team of the century, Egypt’s Al Ahly.Kick off for the game at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole, is 4pm East African TimeComments Tags: Caf Champions league 2018KCCA FCtoptownship rollerslast_img read more