GPMS International announced today that Léman Aviation has joined GPMS’s Certified Installer Network to bring its predictive, lightweight Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) known as Foresight MX to European operators.
According to Ronnie Ries, GPMS’s VP of Marketing, the expansion into the region is driven by European operator demand and interest. “Based on the tremendous success we’ve had bringing Foresight MX to North American and Asia Pacific operators, interest level has spiked from European operators looking to improve their operations and enhance their safety. Our STCs cover numerous platforms and OEMs, but our upcoming certifications for the Airbus H135, H145, and AS332 platforms are key requirements to meeting the demand of the European market. They’re excited about our certification progress and are ready to discuss implementation into their fleet.“
As the interest level has grown, Ries says that GPMS is now looking to partner with qualified and recognized MROs to extend the capabilities of GPMS throughout Europe. Companies like Léman Aviation.
“Léman Aviation, with its subsidiaries Alpes Maintenance and Alpes Hélicoptères, is not only an MRO, but an operator.” Ries said. “They understand the comprehensive value that Foresight’s all-in-one HUMS, FDM, and optimized Rotor Track & Balance capabilities bring to a fleet. It makes them a great example of the companies we are looking to partner with to deliver Foresight’s capabilities throughout Europe.”
Vincent Pollet, Co-Founder of Léman Aviation, says that the advanced technology and benefits of Foresight MX make this an exciting opportunity for its Alpes operations and its customers. “When we were first introduced to Foresight, we couldn’t believe how easy the system was to use and the value it brings,” he said. “We believe the technology is transformational and are excited to install Foresight on our aircraft next year. We know other operators will be just as impressed when they see it”.
Pollet continues, “We take pride in flying VIPs to mountain resorts throughout the Alps. It’s a large responsibility and one we do not take lightly. They have high expectations for their schedules and expect to get there safely. Now with Foresight, we will know the health of our helicopter components and ensure a smooth flight experience before we leave the ground. Additionally, we’ll be able to monitor our flights to ensure we’re providing a comfortable experience, while improving the life of our components as well as the residual value of our aircraft, maximizing our asset management strategy.”