Australian Defence Force Chooses ChipCHECK® by Gastops to Support Helicopter Maintenance

Ottawa, ON, Canada – December 8, 2020

Gastops today announced that the Rotary, Aerospace and Surveillance Systems Division of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) has purchased nine ChipCHECK® units to help maximize equipment readiness, improve maintenance efficiency and reduce costs.

The Australian Department of Defence and Defence Aviation Safety Authority (DASA) validated ChipCHECK® through 2019’s Exercise Talisman Sabre, a bi-annual multi-country exercise that ensures combat readiness and interoperability between the Australian and US Forces. The exercise serves as a platform for investigating new technologies and improving overall capabilities.

ChipCHECK® is a state of the art machinery condition monitoring and analysis technology designed and manufactured by Gastops. Australia’s Rotary, Aerospace and Surveillance Systems Division has chosen ChipCHECK® to give equipment maintenance crews immediate, automated, and local chip analysis.

“The ADF has very demanding standards for new technologies and we are honoured to be selected to be a part of their operations,” said Shaun Horning, President and CEO of Gastops. “ChipCHECK® is changing the way aviation maintenance is performed.”

ADF helicopter operators and maintenance staff will now have the ability to accurately assess an aircraft’s propulsion system health and make real-time maintenance decisions at the flight line, at sea or in any location removed from laboratory support. With ChipCHECK®, the ADF achieves an improved maintenance management capability.

“We are very excited that ChipCHECK® has been adopted by the Rotary, Aerospace and Surveillance Systems Division,” said Stephane Daviault, ChipCHECK® Product Manager. “And we continue to support the ADF’s exploration of additional applications that can benefit from ChipCHECK®.”

Contact Gastops to learn more about ChipCHECK® or visit to discover the full line of Gastops condition monitoring and analysis solutions.


About Gastops

Gastops is the world’s leading provider of intelligent condition monitoring solutions used in Aerospace, Defence, Energy, and Industrial applications to optimize the availability, performance, and safety of critical assets.  We offer peace of mind to our customers with innovative in-line monitoring sensors, at-line analysis, complex modeling and simulation, world class laboratory testing, engineering, design, and MRO services that predict performance to enable proactive operating decisions. Gastops has been providing powerful insights into the condition of critical equipment since 1979.

Media Contact:

Ruth Kearnan
(613) 744-3530

*all non ChipCHECK® imagery used was sourced from the Australian Government Department of Defence website:

Featured Posts


It’s All Systems Go! for Gastops’ Innovation in Oil Condition and Contamination Monitoring

Ottawa company invents breakthrough device that uses fluorescence spectroscopy to change how equipment maintenance is done.

Press Release

Boralex Selects MetalSCAN by Gastops for Geared Wind Turbines in France

Leading wind energy producer selects Gastops’ MetalSCAN MS3500 series sensors for gearbox condition monitoring systems on all new wind energy projects.

Press Release

Gastops Reports Strong Demand for their Latest MetalSCAN Condition Monitoring Sensor Series for Wind Turbines

With the MetalSCAN MS3500 series, Gastops sets the standard for oil debris monitoring technology for the wind energy industry.


What Gastops Can Provide to the Wind Industry

The future is about combining machine intelligence and human capability to provide a full suite of real-time prognostics with tools and support for condition-based maintenance.


Gastops: Maximize Asset Life

The future is about combining machine intelligence and human capability to provide a full suite of real-time prognostics with tools and support for condition-based maintenance.

Press Release

Gastops to Support USCG Ice Breaker Service Life Extension with Propulsion System Digital Twin Design

Gastops is pleased to announce that it has been selected by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) to provide a Propulsion System Dynamic Response Analysis (PSDRA) for the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter POLAR STAR. This contract has been made possible through a partnership with the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC).

Press Release

Gastops Receives IDEaS Funding for New Predictive Maintenance Technology

Gastops is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Canada’s Department of National Defence to contribute to the “All Systems Go!” Challenge, an initiative of the Government of Canada’s Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program.

Application Guide

MetalSCAN for Vestas Wind Turbines Application Guide

Reduce operating costs of wind energy production with critical component intelligence. MetalSCAN technology empowers wind turbine operators to effectively manage gearbox health issues using oil debris monitoring.


Major North American Airline Cuts Delays & Costs with ChipCHECK

To a large commercial operator, every minute that the fleet is delayed means significant costs. Traditionally, finding wear debris “chips” during aircraft inspection resulted in extra monitoring and thousands of dollars of costs. ChipCHECK changed all that.

Press Release

Gastops Celebrates 3,500th Engine Sensor Delivery for the F-35 Lightning II

Gastops, a company located in Ottawa, Canada that specializes in equipment intelligence technology, provides up to 4 engine sensors on the F-35A, B and C variants and is proud to announce that it has recently delivered its 3,500th engine sensor to the F-35 program.

the future of equipment condition intelligence.

Talk to one
of our experts today.