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 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 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. 


Read the full artical on the Verticle Websiste

AH+RT Trains Aviacion Civil Salta Using Simplex Fire Attack

Simplex Aerospace Fire Attack Helicopter Firefighting Water Tank Model 308 Bell 407 Simplex Aerospace Fire Attack Model 308 for the Bell 407

Advanced Helicopter+Rescue Tehniques has wrapped up an aerial wildland firefighting training course with Aviacion Civil Salta. The training was performed in Argentina and provided Simplex Aerospace Fire Attack System training for Model 308 on the Bell 407 as well as Fire Behavior and Fire Tactics training. Click to read full story on

News Archives