PMS International has announced that Blackcomb Helicopters has chosen to equip its H135 with the health and usage monitoring system (HUMS), Foresight MX.
Foresight MX provides remote monitoring of the health of an entire fleet through a simple-to-use computer or smartphone dashboard. Smart sensors equipped to the aircraft uncover when critical components are starting to wear and alert users when maintenance may be required.
“For over 30 years, Blackcomb Helicopters has provided highly technical and capabilities to one of the most demanding regions in the world,” said John Byus, GPMS director of sales, Americas. “From heli-skiing to firefighting to search-and-rescue [SAR] and everything in between, they fly in very challenging weather conditions and need to know their aircraft is ready to fly when the weather is right. That’s where Foresight MX’s capabilities can increase their aircraft availability, by predicting and reducing the potential for unscheduled maintenance events.”
“The health and safety of our team is our number one priority, which is why we invest in the best tools and training available,” said Jonathan Burke, president of Blackcomb Helicopters. “With GPMS’ Foresight MX, our maintenance team will now have the capabilities to immediately know the health of our aircraft components, providing us with faster troubleshooting, as well as better forecasting and scheduling for critical maintenance.”