GPMS Receives Transport Canada Supplemental Type Certificate for Airbus H125 Helicopter
Enabled by STC, East West Helicopter/Panterra Heli Support to outfit 10 aircraft for operation in Canada and the United States
GPMS, the leader in helicopter predictive analytics, announced today that Transport Canada Civil Aviation has issued a Supplemental Type Certificate for GPMS’s Foresight MX, the company’s enhanced Health & Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) solution, on the H125 helicopter. The certificate was based on a prior Federal Aviation Administration STC and covers the installation of Foresight MX on the Airbus H125/AS350 B3 platform.
“With this STC, H125 operators in Canada like East West Helicopter/Panterra Heli Support will be able to adopt Foresight MX on their fleet and begin to maximize aircraft readiness, lower maintenance costs, and enhance safety in their operations,” said GPMS President Jed Kalkstein.
East West Helicopter completed the initial installation with support from its associated Canadian company, Panterra Heli Support. Enabled by FAA and TCCA STC’s, the company has partnered with NS AIR Leasing to futureproof its fleet of H125 series aircraft that will operate in both Canada and the United States.
“In Foresight MX, GPMS has created an advanced, lightweight HUMS solution that can be implemented across the helicopter industry,” said Patric Wells, President of East West Helicopter/Panterra Heli Support. “Owners, operators, and maintenance facilities can benefit from the insight and analysis provided by Foresight MX to reduce unscheduled maintenance events and increase aircraft availability.”
Kalkstein explained that East West Helicopters highlights the unique value that Foresight MX delivers to different aspects of the industry. “As a lessor, they see the value of Foresight MX providing insight into their fleet assets and can be confident knowing that their customers have state-of-the-art predictive health monitoring available around the clock, around the world,” he said.
GPMS already has STC’s on a range of helicopter platforms including Airbus H125/AS350 B3, Bell 407 GX/GXP/GXi, Bell 429, Bell 412/212, and MD530. The company has also completed the system for the Mi- Series helicopters and expects further STC’s for the H135, the AS350 B2, Bell 206, analog Bell 407, and the Blackhawk in 2022.
Both companies will be showcasing at Heli-Expo 2022 in Dallas, TX. Stop by the GPMS booth #6605 for a live demo and to speak with the experts and engineers about how Foresight MX delivers added value its customers. Then visit East West Helicopter/Panterra Heli Support, a GPMS Sales Agent and Certified Installation Partner, at booth 7222 to learn more why they chose Foresight MX to futureproof their fleet.
About East West Helicopter/Panterra Heli Support
East West Helicopter/Panterra Heli Support’s primary business is the acquisition, sales, and maintenance of helicopters worldwide and for more than 40 years with a focus on service diversification and innovation within the global helicopter industry to provide the highest quality aircraft support and services. Operational and support capabilities are centered in its deep maintenance FAA 145 Certified Repair Station and MD Service Center, which is also rated for Airbus AS350, H125, EC120, EC130; Bell 206, 212, 412; and MD500 helicopter series with their respective engines.
GPMS offers a next generation, predictive Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) designed to give equipment operators the power to “Know before it matters”, its flagship Foresight MX™ solution provides Machine Condition Monitoring, automated Rotor Track & Balancing and Flight Data 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. To learn why today’s fleets depend on Foresight, visit https://www.gpms-vt.com.