Waterbury, VT – March 7, 2023 – GPMS International announced today at HeliExpo 2023 that it is pursuing a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its industry-leading health and usage monitoring system (HUMS), known as Foresight MX, on the EC145 platform. To achieve the STC, GPMS will work with Metro Aviation, an industry leader in air medical transportation services and helicopter completions in the United States, and a GPMS Certified Installer.
“It’s been a great experience working Foresight MX certification and installation projects with Metro Aviation, and we’re thrilled to expand the relationship to include the EC145,” said John Byus, GPMS’s Director of Sales – Americas. “As an operator, MRO, and completion center, no one knows the platform better than Metro.”
Byus continues, “Nearly 75% of the EC145 fleet is flying in public safety or air medical configurations today. Aircraft availability is critical for these operators as the lives and safety of the people they serve are dependent on their ability to fly when needed. With Foresight MX, there is a tremendous opportunity for operators to improve the safety and efficiency of their operations, while improving their service rate as well.”
Milton Geltz, Managing Director added, “Our end game is not only to utilize Foresight MX for post flight analysis, but to alert ground crews in real time using the Outerlink IRIS FDM and Sat Comm system.”
The Metro Aviation and the GPMS teams will be exhibiting in Atlanta at HeliExpo 2023. If you are attending the show and would like to learn more about Foresight MX HUMS, stop by Metro booth C4012 or GPMS booth B3214.
Foresight MX by GPMS offers a next-generation, predictive Health and Usage Monitoring System that goes beyond HUMS. Foresight MX is designed to give equipment operators the power to “Know before it matters” providing Machine Condition Monitoring, optimized Rotor Track and Balance, and Fleet Data with Exceedance Monitoring in one powerful system. Fully predictive, Foresight MX offers insights needed to optimize maintenance, safety, and operations. GPMS has re-engineered the HUMS category to put its advantages within reach of every operator, making all platforms smarter and more connected.
GPMS already has STCs for Foresight MX on a range of helicopter platforms including the Bell 407, Bell 429, Bell 212, Bell 412 series, MD 530F, Airbus AS350 B2, Airbus H125, Mi-8/17/171 series, and UH-60A. In addition, GPMS is pursuing certification on the H135, EC145 / H145, and has other platforms planned on the roadmap.