Simplex Aerospace: Aviation Mission Equipment
Founded in 1946, Simplex has built a reputation as the leader in design, manufacturing, and certification of aerial application systems and mission equipment. Simplex maintains its industry leadership by incorporating the latest technology in the design and manufacturing of systems from high-strength, low-weight composite materials to produce reliable and cost-effective solutions for wildland firefighting, agriculture, electrical utility cleaning, high rise firefighting, cargo, oil spill response, and controlled burning. Simplex holds over 180 FAA STC, EASA, VSTC, CAA and other international certifications for its systems.
Simplex Aerospace Receives Russian STC on Kamov Ka-32 Fire Attack System
Portland, Oregon USA - November 19, 2013
Simplex® Aerospace has received Russian STC on its Fire Attack™ system for the Russian built KA-32 helicopter. The new STC for the Simplex® Aerospace Model 328 Fire Attack™ tank was approved by the Aviation Register of Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC AR) in Russia. The IAC AR had previously approved the Simplex® Aerospace Model 10900-050. The new Simplex® Aerospace Model 328 is a replacement for the older 10900-050. The 10900-50 will be discontinued now that the new STC in place.
Simplex® Aerospace has been building Fire Attack™ systems for the Russian built helicopter for several years. The original Fire Attack™ system for the KA-32 was primarily installed on helicopters operating in Korea. With the recent success Kamov has experienced selling the KA-32 throughout the world, the new Fire Attack™ system, along with the new STC will make a certified system available to operators worldwide... Read more
Simplex SkyCannon to Include Max-Viz Enhanced Vision as Standard Feature
Portland, OR, USA - October 24, 2013
Simplex® Aerospace announced it has reached an agreement
with Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ: ATRO) to install the Max-Viz Enhanced
Vision System (EVS) on Simplex® Aerospace SkyCannon™ and Fire Attack™
Systems. The Astronics Max-Viz EVS will be installed as standard equipment on the SkyCannon™. Simplex® is provisioning for the Max-Viz system on all newly designed systems and provisioning on legacy systems as time allows.
Newly designed Simplex® Aerospace Fire Attack™ belly tank systems allow for use of the aircraft multifunction display to view the hover pump and door operation. The new systems will also be compatible with viewing Max-Viz images on the aircraft multifunction display or a display dedicated for the acquired enhanced vision images. Read more.....
Simplex Signs Development Contract for Chinese Helicopter Firefighting System
Portland, OR, USA - August 30, 2013
Simplex® Aerospace has announced it received an order to develop a Fire Attack™ system for the Chinese manufactured AC313 helicopter. The development contract, signed between Simplex® Aerospace and the Changhe manufacturing facility in China, is the first development contract for Simplex® with a Chinese aircraft manufacturer. The newly signed contract includes the delivery of multiple Fire Attack™ systems through 2014. Read more...
Order for EC225 SkyCannon High Rise Firefighting System for Japan
Portland, OR, USA - August 12, 2013
Simplex® Aerospace has received an order from Japan Aerospace for a high rise building
water cannon, called the SkyCannon™, for the Eurocopter EC225 helicopter. The
high rise SkyCannon™ will be deployed for use in the city of Tokyo. Simplex® Aerospace will obtain an FAA STC along with Japanese reciprocal approval for use in Japan. This Simplex® SkyCannon™ will be the first helicopter based high rise fire fighting system to be used in Japan. The new system will be delivered in 2014 for certification and is expected to be in use fighting high rise building fires in early 2015. Read more.....