Quality control personnel collecting first hand equipment data
Quality control personnel monitoring possible "fighting eagle diseases" on the quality control network platform.
The reporters stepped into the Aviation Equipment Quality Control Center of the Army Aviation in early September to learn about the well reputed "fighting eagle disease prevention and control center" on site, which was really an eye-opening visit.
Establishing "health files" for fighting eagles
In the "data archive room" in a six-storeyed office building in the Army Aviation Department of the Headquarters of General Staff of the PLA, each full and accurate archive on the health of every fighting eagle, such as the Statistics of the Malfunction Information of Helicopters of a Certain Type and the Forecast of the Guaranteed Annual Flight Time of Helicopters of a Certain Type, keeps an accurate record on the "health" state of each helicopter equipment of the Army Aviation of the PLA since it was established. The statistics includes scores of data and information, such as malfunction information, mis-flight and serviceable rate of various helicopters.
Digital technology performs remote diagnosis and treatment for fighting eagles
By making use of the technologies of digital image, satellite communication and intelligent checkup and diagnosis, the highly professional "doctors", so to speak, in the "fighting eagle remote clinic" can check up and diagnose the malfunctions for faraway helicopter equipment and carried out beyond-visual-range video technological support, without going personally to the scene personally.
Enabling fighting eagles to be in powerful and perfect fighting shape all the time
Bearing in mind the new requirements of the battlefield for equipment support under information conditions, the center has developed 10-odd application software, such as equipment maintenance information management system, network timely supervision system and multi-media information management module in succession, and established an equipment support information network linking the PLA general headquarters/departments, military area commands, group armies and army aviation regiments. As a result, each helicopter of the army aviation troops has realized timely transmission and effective control of the quality information on the performance of thousands of life-limited component parts and the overhaul and routine checkup of the helicopters.
(PLA Daily September 21, 2007)