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, agricultural application, electrical utility cleaninghigh 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 Order for 15 Agricultural Spray Systems from Bell Helicopter

Simplex Aerospace Agricultural Spray System model 208 Bell Helicopters 407 Simplex Aerospace Agricultural Spray System model 208 on the Bell 407.

Portland, OR, USA – March 03, 2015


Simplex Aerospace received an order from Bell Helicopter for 15 Simplex Model 208 Agricultural Spray Systems for the Bell 407GX. The systems will be delivered to Bell Helicopter for completion before being delivered to the end user in the Latin American region. Read full article...


Simplex to Develope Fire Attack System for BK117 C2 & D2

Simplex Aerospace firefighting belly tank for BK117 Helicopter Previous generation Simplex Fire Attack system on BK117 C1.

Portland, OR, USA – February 23, 2015

Simplex Aerospace has reached an agreement with Japan Aerospace Corporation and Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) to develop and certify a new Fire Attack™ system for the BK-117 C2 and BK-117 D2 rotorcraft.  The newly designed Simplex Aerospace system, designated Model 311 GII, will be delivered to Japan in early 2016. Read full article...


Simplex Receives Chinese VSTC for Bell 412 Fire Attack System

Simplex Aerospace helicopter firefighting belly tank system Model 304 for Bell 412 helicopter Simplex Aerospace Fire Attack Model 304 on the Bell 412.

Portland, OR, USA -  December 19, 2014


      Simplex Aerospace has been granted a Validation of Supplemental Type Certificate (VSTC) from the Peoples Republic of China for its Bell Fire Attack© system for Bell 412 helicopter.  The VSTC makes the Simplex Fire Attack© system the first FAA STC validated for firefighting in China.


      Simplex Aerospace is the industry leader for Fire Attack© systems on medium Bell Helicopters.  In the last two years, Simplex has added new features to the system including the only system available to carry passengers with the hover refill pump installed.... read full article in Vertical Magazine 

AgustaWestland Philadelphia Delivers 200th AW139

Simplex Aerospace is proud to congratulate AgustaWestland Philadelphia for the recent delivery of their 200th AW139 helicopter. Simplex Aerospace worked closely with AgustaWestland to produce the Fire Attack System Model 326 for the AW139. 


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