GPMS AND BELL ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT FOR GPMS’ FORESIGHT MX PREDICTIVE HEALTH MONITORING SYSTEM FOR BELL 407 HELICOPTERS
Cornwall, VT (February 19, 2019) – 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.
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.
To learn more about Foresight MX, visit www.gpms-vt.com or www.aero-access.com/products/407-HUMS.
GPMS offers a next generation predictive and health management system for aviation and industrial markets. Their flagship ForesightTM product combines advanced hardware and cloud-based software to provide predictive maintenance and smart asset management for helicopter fleet operators. Founded by the technical team which developed one of the leading traditional HUMS systems, GPMS has reengineered the HUMS product to be smarter, faster, and lighter than legacy systems at a price point that puts it within reach for even single engine models. Fueled by a vision of smarter technology and a safer industry, GPMS gives operators the power to “Predict, Understand, and Perform.”
Thinking above and beyond is what we do. For more than 80 years, we’ve been reimagining the experience of flight – and where it can take us. We are pioneers. We were the first to break the sound barrier and to certify a commercial helicopter. We were aboard NASA’s first lunar mission and brought advanced tiltrotor systems to market. Today, we’re defining the future of on-demand mobility. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas – as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., – we have strategic locations around the globe. And with nearly one quarter of our workforce having served, helping our military achieve their missions is a passion of ours. Above all, our breakthrough innovations deliver exceptional experiences to our customers. Efficiently. Reliably. And always, with safety at the forefront.