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Precision adding Foresight MX HUMS for its Airbus AS332 fleet

July 20, 2023  By Helicopters Staff

Precision Helicopters, a utility operator based in McMinnville, Oregon, is equipping its Airbus AS332 fleet with GPMS International’s health and usage monitoring system (HUMS), Foresight MX.

“As one of our first certified Installers, Precision’s 145 Repair Station has been a great friend to us since our founding,” said Ronnie Ries, Vice President of Marketing at GPMS. “They’ve assisted us with customer installations, troubleshooting, and feedback on how we can continue to improve our solutions and support for utility operators. We’re proud to partner with them to deliver the STC to the AS332 platform and bring our predictive Foresight MX all-in-one HUMS, RTB, FDM and Engine Monitoring solution to these operators.”

GPMS states that today 80 per cent of AS332 helicopters are being operated by military/government and offshore operators. As these operators are divesting of AS332s, continues to explains GPMS, many of them are finding new lives in the utility and firefighting market where they’re uniquely differentiated as standard category in a field of restricted category helicopters. This allows operators like Precision, explains GPMS, to bring additional utility to disaster operations, as they can carry passengers in addition to cargo or external loads.

“While there are other HUMS providers, there’s no question we made the right decision in selecting Foresight MX for our aircraft,” said David Rath, Group CEO of the Precision family of companies. “The advanced technology, ease of use, and customer support provided by GPMS is second to none.”



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