HUMS for the Mil Mi-8/17/171

Foresight MX HUMS for Mil Mi-8/Mi-17/Mi-171

Mi 8 Mi 17 Mi 171 HUMS Health and Usage Monitoring

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Onboard Kit

Foresight MX’s onboard HUMS kit for the Mil Mi series helicopter, including the Mi-8, Mi-17, and Mi-171 and variants, is now available and certified. With processing at the sensor level, it delivers exceptional accuracy while reducing weight with a bussed wiring architecture. The kit informs the larger Foresight MX system, an advanced helicopter health and usage monitoring system.

HUMS Kit for the Mi Series helicopter including the Mi-8, Mi-17, and Mi-171. Lightweight package of smart accelerometers for GPMS's Foresight MX health and usage monitoring system.
HUMS for Mi series helicopter

What is Foresight MX & Why Do I Need It?

Foresight is a breakthrough tool for rotorcraft operators. Allowing you to continuously monitor your fleet from anywhere, Foresight’s smart sensors uncover when components are starting to wear and our prognostic algorithms display when maintenance may be required. In addition to mechanical & engine health, our advanced health & usage monitoring system provides Flight Data Monitoring for your FOQA and Safety program, tracks exceedances, and provides optimized Rotor Track and Balance  solutions.

Installation Photos

Photographs of HUMS Kit Installation on Mi series helicopter (Mi-8, Mi-17, Mi-171)

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Comprehensive health and usage monitoring including engine and drivetrain vibration trend monitoring, engine performance monitoring, rotor track and balance, and flight data monitoring with exceedance alerting.

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Features and Specs


Machine Condition Monitoring

  • Component vibration monitoring
  • Engine performance monitoring
  • Prognostic capability providing RUL estimates
  • Summary level Health Indicators
  • Diagnostic capability via Condition Indicators drilldown 
  • Fault validation capability via raw sensor data

Flight Data Monitoring

  • Data from avionics via ARINC or analog interface
  • Track & graph missions on 37+ parameters; 60+ on download
  • Automatic digital capture of OEM exceedances
  • Automatic capture operator defined exceedances
  • All data exportable into X-Plane for replay
  • AC 135-14B HEMS HFDM compliant

Rotor Track & Balance

  • Automatic in-flight regime recognition and acquisitions
  • Optimized adjustment available post-flight
  • Adjustments can be modified, constrained, or overridden
  • Complex adjustments (WGTS, PCRS, TABS)
  • 1/rev and 2/rev
  • No maintenance flights


  • Accessibility: Any-device, Anywhere access via cloud+browser 
  • Interpretability: By maintainer via intuitive dashboards
  • Automation: Postflight transfer upon cooldown via cellular or WiFi
  • Updatability: HW updates over the air, SW updates in cloud
  • Compliance: STC and equivalent civil aviation certifications
  • Integrations: Yes via API’S
  • Exportability: Yes, via export buttons
  • Alerting: Yes, via Email or SMS
  • Mixed Fleet Support: Digital or Analog



  • Components: 16 Smart Accelerometers, 3 Tachometers, 1 Blade Track Interface, 1 OnBoard Control Unit (OBCU) with INU/GPS
  • Interfaces: ARINC 429, CAN, RS-485, Ethernet
  • OBCU Dimensions: 7.5L x 4W x 1H (inches)
  • Mounting Methods: Majority bolted; minority clickbond studs
  • Weight: 15.27 lbs plus apx 10 lbs of cable
  • Drivetrain Acquisitions: Up to 1x per minute (configurable)
  • Number of Channels: 60+
  • Data Processing: Distributed. At sensors, OBCU and in cloud
  • Connection Architecture: Bused (vs star) architecture to save weight
  • Power Draw /  Voltage: ~1 amp avg, 4.5 amps max; 18 to 33 volt range
  • Operating Temperature: Sensors -40 – 105C; OBCU -40 – 85C
  • Data Storage: 8GB, USB Memory flash Storage
  • Self Monitoring: Yes, via sensor dashboard
  • Installation Time: ~140 hours
  • Modem: WiFi, Cellular via integrated modem
  • Hosting: AWS IoT Cloud, Optional Dedicated Ground Station
  • Security: One way encrypted connection, multipoint authentication
  • Applicable Models: Mil Mi-8, Mil Mi-17, Mil Mi-171, NATO Hip-H, and variants including Mi-17 LPZS, Mi-17-1, Mi-171A, Mi-171A1, Mi-171A2, Mi-171A3, Mi-171C, Mi-171E, Mi-171M,Mi-17-1M, Mi-171S, Mi-171Sh, Mi-171Sh2, Mi-171ShP, Mi-17-1V, Mi-17-1VA, Mi-172, Mi-17-2, Mi-17AE, Mi-17KF, Mi-17M, Mi-17MD, Mi-17N, Mi-17P, Mi-17PG, Mi-17PI, Mi-17PP, Mi-17S, Mi-17V-3, Mi-17V-5, Mi-17V-7