GPMS International announced today Precision Helicopters, a leading utility operator based in McMinnville, Oregon, has chosen to equip their Airbus Helicopters AS332 fleet with the industry’s leading health and usage monitoring system, Foresight MX.
“As one of our first Certified Installers, Precision’s 145 Repair Station has been a great friend to us since our founding,” said Ronnie Ries, Vice President of Marketing at GPMS. “They’ve assisted us with customer installations, troubleshooting, and feedback on how we can continue to improve our solutions and support for utility operators. We’re proud to partner with them to deliver the STC to the AS332 platform and bring our industry leading Foresight MX all-in-one HUMS, RTB, FDM and Engine Monitoring solution to these operators.”
Today, 80% of AS332 helicopters are being operated by military/government and offshore operators. As these operators are divesting of AS332s, many of them are finding new lives in the utility and firefighting market where they’re uniquely differentiated as standard category in a field of restricted category helicopters. This allows operators like Precision to bring additional utility to disaster operations, as they can carry passengers in addition to cargo or external loads.
“While there are other HUMS providers, there’s no question we made the right decision in selecting Foresight MX for our aircraft,” said David Rath, Group CEO of the Precision family of companies. “The advanced technology, ease of use, and customer support provided by GPMS is second to none. We can’t wait to demonstrate the system to other AS332 operators and assist them with their installations.”
Ries continues, “New contracts like the USFS MATOC are requiring enhanced safety practices and technologies like HUMS. With Foresight MX, Precision is ahead of many of their competitors and is ready to meet these requirements from day one. We’re honored to be part of Precision’s fleet as they support customers worldwide.”