Black Widow Helicopters Orders 12 Foresight MX HUMS; Installing as Standard Equipment on UH-60’s
Black Widow Helicopters LLC has announced today an order for 12 shipsets of GPMS International’s Foresight MX, the industry’s most advanced Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS).
In addition, every UH-60 Black Hawk aircraft delivered through Black Widow’s leading digital modernization program will be standard-equipped with Foresight MX. With the agreement, Black Widow Helicopters also becomes a GPMS Certified Installer, providing a premier installation option for the growing number of Black Hawk operators around the world.
“We selected Foresight MX to provide operators the best HUMS experience possible to monitor their Black Hawks” said Alex Freidin, Vice President of Commercial and Flight Operations of Black Widow Helicopters LLC. “Foresight reduces operating costs by monitoring aircraft and engine vibrations and identifies trending components with an easy-to-understand user interface.
With Foresight’s advanced analytics and predictive Remaining Useful Life capability for trending components, operators are able to mitigate unscheduled and AOG events, resulting in lower operating costs and increased aircraft availability.”
According to Todd Powers, Vice President of Sales for GPMS, Foresight MX goes beyond HUMS. “In addition to the predictive HUMS, Black Widow UH-60 clients benefit from Foresight’s touchless cellular data uploads, flight data monitoring (FDM), exceedance monitoring, automated power assurance checks, and “one move” rotor track and balance capability. At just over 17 lbs. installed, operators benefit from our award-winning, lightweight, integrated, and futureproof technology versus typical federated and heavy legacy systems from multiple solutions and vendors. We’re proud and honored to be on Black Widow Helicopters UH-60A and soon on their UH-60L Black Hawks.