Small home-based Vermont company lands helicopter technology contract with Bell

CORNWALL, Vt., - A home-based technology business in Cornwall has landed a major distribution agreement with the helicopter company Bell. Under the agreement, Bell will market and sell a system made by Green Power Monitoring Systems, or GPMS, a six-person company started in Vermont in 2013 by Eric Bechhoefer and Jack Taylor. The two founders are aeronautical engineers who were separately drawn to Vermont by technology industry jobs, reports Anne Wallace Allen for the Vermont Digger.

Small home-based Vermont company lands helicopter technology contract with Bell
Small home-based Vermont company lands helicopter technology contract with Bell
CORNWALL, Vt., - A home-based technology business in Cornwall has landed a major distribution agreement with the helicopter company Bell. Under the agreement, Bell will market and sell a system made by Green Power Monitoring Systems, or GPMS, a six-person company started in Vermont in 2013 by Eric Bechhoefer and Jack Taylor. The two founders are aeronautical engineers who were separately drawn to Vermont by technology industry jobs, reports Anne Wallace Allen for the Vermont Digger.

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The Intelligent Aerospace take:

February 25-Green Power Monitoring Systems is a small operation - the six-person company is based in Vermont, but everyone that works for GPMS works remotely. That seems apropos as the company's health and usage monitoring system (HUMS) is able to diagnose flight systems issues from hundreds of miles away.

Bell will utilize GPMS's HUMS in its 407 helicopter, and called it, “the industry’s first true predictive health management system for helicopters and rotating industrial equipment.” GPMS, while not disclosing the firm's financial deal with Bell, plans to soon open an office and hire more engineers.

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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
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