Blackcomb Helicopters Monitoring Fleet with Foresight MX HUMS

February 19 2024
Blackcomb Helicopters Monitoring Fleet with Foresight MX HUMS

Blackcomb installing Foresight MX on 4 x EC135 and 4 x Bell 212HP

20 February, 2024 – GPMS International announced today that Blackcomb Helicopters, a leading helicopter utility provider in Western Canada, has chosen to equip their four Airbus EC135s and four Bell 212HPs with the industry’s leading health and usage monitoring system, Foresight MX.  

“Blackcomb Helicopters choosing to equip their fleet with Foresight MX HUMS is turning point for utility operators in Canada,” said John Byus, Director of Sales at GPMS.  “With their investment, Blackcomb will benefit from Foresight’s predictive maintenance capabilities for better control of their supply chain, reduction in AOG’s, and maximized aircraft availability. Additionally, they benefit from a unified solution over multiple OEMs and aircraft models to simplify their maintenance and operational HUMS experience.”  

Aaron Trimble, Director of Maintenance at Blackcomb Helicopters adds, “When you have unscheduled maintenance, it doesn’t just affect the downtime of the aircraft.  When you’re having to source parts AOG, your costs go up.  You’re having to fly the parts in.  But if you’re able to plan ahead, you’re not having to go AOG and your customers, engineers, and of course your management are all happier.  Being able to be more proactive than reactive, while benefiting from the added safety, is what we’re really looking forward to.”

“Some of our contracts mandate the use of HUMS to ensure we’re operating to the highest levels of safety,” said Jonathan Burke, President of Blackcomb Helicopters.  “When we evaluated various HUMS solutions to meet the requirement, Foresight MX stood out quickly for its simplicity, powerful predictive analytics, and the expertise and customer support from the GPMS team.  The initial installation with GPMS has gone seamlessly and we’re looking forward to start using the system after certification has been completed.”

Byus continues, “We’re honored to have Blackcomb as one of our customers and we look forward to learning more from them on how we can better support their utility, powerline, and search and rescue operations.  We know other EC135 operators are anxiously awaiting for the certification to be completed and see how Blackcomb is benefiting from it.”

About Blackcomb Helicopters

Founded in Whistler, British Columbia and operating in its 35th year, Blackcomb Helicopters is the leading helicopter touring and heli-services company in Western Canada. 100% carbon neutral, Blackcomb provides heli-tourism, utility and civil services and operates from bases at Boundary Bay Airport (Delta), Whistler, Pemberton, Squamish, Sechelt, Lillooet, Terrace, and Calgary, AB (Springbank Airport). Blackcomb is a member of the McLean Group of Companies, a diversified portfolio of privately held businesses. /

For more information: 

Ronnie Ries – 817-789-9680 /

Blackcomb Helicopters
Jonathan Burke – 604-831-3334 /