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In 2019 - San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) Goes Full Fleet with Next-Gen HUMS: XRDS™ by RMCI, Inc.

RMCI is proud of its collaboration with the SAPD-taking their helicopters into the next generation with state-of-the-art health and usage monitoring technology. The SAPD is nationally recognized as a top leader in aviation safety and high OPTEMPO operations.

RMCI is still proud of their collaboration with the SAPD-taking their helicopters into the next generation with state-of-the-art health and usage monitoring technology. The SAPD is nationally recognized as a top leader in aviation safety and high OPTEMPO operations. Utilizing their aircraft to support patrol officers, as well as specialized operations and task forces, these helicopters will command the skies of San Antonio. The SAPD Helicopter Detail has been maintaining and operating rotorcraft since 1971, and this decision to go “full fleet” with the XRDS by RMCI, will enable them to improve aircraft availability, enhance their safety capabilities and predict potential technical irregularities so that the SAPD can continue to protect their aircraft, their officers, and their citizens. San Antonio’s Helicopter Detail moniker is E.A.G.L.E-Excellence in Air to Ground Law Enforcement-not just a name, but their commitment to duty

About RMCI

RMCI is a leader in rotorcraft science and technology: with a background of expert scientific support for rotors and dynamic components for more than 3,000 military helicopters. Providing comprehensive mechanical diagnostics of the entire drive train, advanced rotor smoothing and flight data monitoring, RMCI has developed the fully qualified and STC’d Expandable Rotorcraft Diagnostic System, or XRDS™. RMCI is a service disabled veteran owned company based in Huntsville, Alabama, and is the recipient of the 2019 Governor’s International Trade Excellence Award. The XRDS is similar to a “Black Box,” but with the added ability to diagnose and predict emerging mechanical failures and structural anomalies, to help prevent incidents and reduce collateral damage. The XRDS has proven examples of early identification of emerging failures 100 flight hours prior to any other indication of failure: pinpointing truly faulty components while providing no false indications of faults. The XRDS is extremely lightweight, and is designed with powerful on-board real-time processing capability and powerful analytics and easy to use ground station software. It is also designed for growth and to incorporate future sensors and advanced technology --hence the name “Expandable”. The XRDS is currently installed on 9 different types of helicopters, and fixed wing aircraft. More information about RMCI’s experience, products, and services is available on the company’s website

About the SAPD

The San Antonio Police Department is dedicated to protecting citizens by creating a safe environment in partnership with the people they serve. Diligently committed to acting with integrity to reduce fear and crime while treating all with respect, compassion, and fairness. They seek to become the premier law enforcement agency by building trust, creating partnerships, and sharing leadership within the San Antonio Police Department and the community for a safer San Antonio. San Antonio has a vibrant culture and economy and is consistently ranked among the fastest-growing cities in the United States by being diverse, internationally connected and globally competitive. America’s seventh-largest city offers opportunities in industries ranging from bioscience, financial services, aerospace, cybersecurity, energy and transportation manufacturing to healthcare. We are “Military City USA,” home to crucial military commands supported by a patriotic citizenry.

Information used courtesy of:
The San Antonio Police Department
210.207.7579
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