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Tonic selected by Ultra Electronics for Airbus Helicopters Inc. Program

January 30th, 2017

Tonic Analytics is to provide its red.thread cloud based big data analytics solution to Ultra Electronics as part of Ultra’s Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) solution for Airbus Helicopters Inc. This latest news follows the previous announcement regarding Tonic and Ultra’s next generation HUMS collaboration and extends the relationship to this exciting program with Airbus Helicopters Inc., an affiliate of Airbus, a global aerospace industry leader.

As part of the program, Tonic’s red.thread Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) technology solution is being configured to provide an integrated cloud based suite of Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) and Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) capabilities. The end-end solution will bring together both raw and processed data from a variety of data sources across multiple operators into a centralized cloud platform.  Data will include extensive full flight data parameters, component usage, component health and performance exceedance data.  Benefits will include the building and sharing of operational experience while also enabling the possibility for integration with logistics and support systems.

Together, the seamless data integration will build a big data set that, combined with Tonic’s innovative red.thread analytics, will deliver new levels of capability to detect both mechanical and operational events.  The solution will additionally enable risk factors to be identified and managed within the fleet, while also creating the opportunity to reduce support costs.

This new program with Airbus will enable advanced HUMS and FDM technologies to be available for lighter helicopters and operators with smaller fleets. As a result, helicopter operators will now have access to technologies that deliver proven safety and financial benefits that were previously available primarily to operators of large fleets and heavier aircraft.

Further information regarding this program can be found in this Airbus Helicopters Inc, Press Release

About Tonic Analytics

Tonic Analytics delivers client business outcomes by connecting people, things and happenings in a digital world. Based in the UK, but operating globally, Tonic specialises in providing advanced data analytics driven services and solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT). For more information please visit

About Ultra Electronics

Ultra Electronics Group manages a portfolio of specialist capabilities, generating highly-differentiated solutions and products in the Defense & Aerospace, Security & Cyber, Transport and Energy markets, by applying electronic and software technologies in demanding and critical environments to meet customer needs. For more information please visit For more information on Ultra Electronics Flightline Systems products, please visit

About Airbus Helicopters Inc.

Airbus Helicopters Inc. is a U.S. affiliate of Airbus, a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. Airbus Helicopters, Inc. manufactures H125 and UH-72A helicopters and markets, sells and supports the broadest range of civil and parapublic helicopters offered in the U.S. The company’s headquarters and main facility are in Grand Prairie, Texas, with a large manufacturing and production facility in Columbus, Miss.  For more information, visit

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