October 22, 2013
GE achieves strong performance for G650
GE Aviation announced strong performance for the aircraft health and trend monitoring and secondary power distribution systems on the Gulfstream Aerospace G650 business jet since entry into service last year. Gulfstream’s real-time health and trend monitoring system automatically reports high-level problems while the aircraft is in flight or on the ground to the company’s top-ranked product service and support organization. GE’s Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM) technology powers Gulfstream’s PlaneConnect Health & Trend Monitoring system. The system continuously manages and analyzes data throughout the flight creating a comprehensive set of health information for the engines, avionics, power, electrical, mechanical and other aircraft systems. Wireless connectivity links every aircraft to a Ground Services Network (GSN) providing a web-based service that delivers a real time, 24/7 picture of aircraft health for Gulfstream and the operator. Since entry into service, the fleet has recorded more than 1/3 of a terabyte of data for short-term troubleshooting support. More than 25 GB of this data has been automatically prioritized for retention/analysis and transmitted from aircraft across the globe.