GPMS has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Bell for GPMS’ Foresight MX predictive health monitoring system on Bell 407 helicopter models. The agreement allows Bell to leverage the industry’s first true predictive health management system for helicopters and rotating industrial equipment to enhance the safety, and reduce operating costs and unscheduled maintenance events for helicopter operators.
Foresight MX is a compact, lightweight system that is simple to install even where space constraints exist.
Distributed as the Bell 407 HUMS and available exclusively through Aeronautical Accessories, a Bell Brand, the GPMS solution provides innovative signal filtering technology and prognostic algorithms which enhance reporting accuracy. The cloud-based interface provides intuitive, actionable information that enables immediate ROI by reducing operating cost and unscheduled downtime.
“We greatly appreciate the confidence Bell has in the GPMS Foresight MX HUMS technology,” said GPMS founder and CEO, Dr. Eric Bechhoefer. “The partnership between Bell and GPMS reflects a deeper commitment to drive the industry into the next phase of innovation.”
The Bell 407 HUMS received STC certification from the FAA in 2018. The modernized HUMS system weighs less than 9 pounds including all hardware, cable, and mounting components. It is Part 135 compliant for air medical use, and offers a full scope of functionality including mechanical diagnostics and prognostics, engine performance monitoring, exceedance monitoring, flight regime recognition, automated data acquisition, and automated, optimized solutions for rotor, track and balance. The 407 HUMS provides automatic alerting through email and SMS and an intuitive, simple user interface accessible through a standard web browser on a laptop, desktop, tablet or cell phone.
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