GPMS Broadens Certified Installer Network to Support Canadian Operators
Alpine Aerotech first Canadian MRO center to join the network
Calgary, AB (Nov. 1, 2022) – In preparation for the 27th annual Helicopter Association of Canada Convention and Trade Show, GPMS International announced that it has expanded its Certified Installer Network into Canada to support the growing number of Canadian operators looking to implement modern technology like GPMS’s predictive Foresight MX HUMS. Alpine Aerotech is the first Canadian helicopter maintenance service and support company to join GPMS’s Certified Installer Network.
According to Todd Powers, GPMS’s VP of Sales, the expansion into Canada is driven by company growth, the business and safety benefits of Foresight MX, and the size of the Canadian helicopter market. “Canada has the second largest commercial helicopter fleet in the world. Operators in this market need innovative solutions like our Foresight MX to provide predictive aircraft health and performance data to improve maintenance, safety, and flight operations,” he said.
As the company continues to grow and mature, Powers says that GPMS is now looking to partner with qualified and recognized installation experts to extend the capabilities of GPMS throughout Canada. Companies like Alpine Aerotech.
“Alpine Aerotech is known for their industry expertise and their collaboration with customers to upgrade aircraft and to improve capabilities and safety,” he said. “They are a great example of the companies we are looking to partner with to deliver Foresight’s capabilities throughout Canada.”
Alfonso Garcia, VP of Sales at Alpine Aerotech, says that the advanced technology and benefits of Foresight MX make this an exciting opportunity for Alpine Aerotech and its customers. “Our goal is to work with our customers to modernize their aircraft to make them safer, more efficient, and to extend the lifecycle of their aircraft,” he said. “Foresight MX offers a real advantage for our customers. Not only does Foresight provide predictive HUMS insight into potential unscheduled maintenance events months ahead of time (reducing costs and allowing for better planning), but it also provides detailed Flight Data Management (FDM) information.” Garcia continued to explain that FDM has been gaining interest within the Canadian market and it is something that the team at Alpine Aerotech has been promoting with their customers to help improve the safety of their flight operations.
Flight Data Monitoring has been recognized as one of the top technologies to increase safety and is recommended for utilization by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, Vertical Aviation Safety Team, and other leading safety organizations. “With Foresight MX, operators benefit from both HUMS and FDM in one platform, eliminating redundant hardware, cost, and weight,” Powers added.
If you are attending HAC 2022, stop by Booth #42 to meet with GPMS to learn more about the operational and safety benefits of Foresight.
About Alpine Aerotech
Alpine Aerotech is a full-service rotorcraft support center that offers the experience, technical expertise, and in-house capabilities to provide efficient and innovative solutions for operators worldwide.
The company has approvals and authorizations for most airframes from the leading OEMs. Alpine Aerotech is one of the largest and most reputable Bell Customer Service Facilities worldwide, a Leonardo Recognized Maintenance Center, and has aircraft technicians certified on Airbus airframes.
Company headquarters, MRO, and manufacturing facilities are located in West Kelowna, BC, with additional MRO facilities located in Abbotsford. For more information, please visit www.alpineaerotech.com.
GPMS’s Foresight MX offers a next-generation, predictive Health and Usage Monitoring System that goes beyond HUMS. Foresight MX is designed to give equipment operators the power to “Know it before it matters” providing Machine Condition Monitoring, optimized Rotor Track and Balance, and Fleet Data with Exceedance Monitoring in one powerful system. Fully predictive, Foresight MX offers insights needed to optimize maintenance, safety, and operations. GPMS has re-engineered the HUMS category to put its advantages within reach of every operator, making all platforms smarter and more connected.
GPMS already has STCs for Foresight MX on a range of helicopter platforms including Bell 407 GX/GXP/GXi, Bell 429, Bell 412/212, MD530, Airbus H125/AS350 B3. The company has also completed the system for the Mi- Series helicopters and expects STC’s for the H135, the AS350 B2, analog Bell 407, and the UH-60A (Blackhawk) soon.
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