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, power line cleaning and windmill de-icing, 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 To Deliver SkyCannon® to Chinese Customer
Simplex® Aerospace announced it has received a new order for a high rise firefighting system (Simplex SkyCannon®) and fire attack system for the AVICOPTER (AVIC) AC313 helicopter. The new SkyCannon® for the AC 313 is called the Simplex Model 580. The Model 580 SkyCannon® uses the 1000-gallon Simplex Model 380A Fire Attack® (FAS) system as a water source. The Model 380 FAS for the AC313 has been delivered to several locations in China over the last few years. Currently installed Simplex fire attack systems on the AC313 can be retrofitted to accommodate the SkyCannon®
The Simplex Aerospace SkyCannon® was first delivered to Tokyo Fire in late 2015. The Model 516 SkyCannon® at Tokyo Fire Department uses the Simplex 316 FAS as a water source. Simplex Aerospace is also in the process of adapting the SkyCannon® to other helicopter platforms that use Simplex Aerospace Fire Attack systems. The new systems will also feature several of Simplex® Aerospace's patented wild land firefighting features.
Mark Zimmerman, Simplex® Aerospace President and CEO, stated, "The SkyCannon® systems in both Tokyo and Beijing will help local fire fighters to better manage high rise building fires. By being able to fight the fire quickly and at its source, a new level of safety will be available to residents of Beijing and Tokyo. It is Simplex Aerospace’s intention to supply our SkyCannon system on all Simplex systems that meet equipment size requirements for effective use.”
Simplex Aerospace Certifies 3,050 gallon FAS for CH-47D
Simplex recently certified a 3,050 gallon Fire Attack System for the CH-47D Chinook helicopter. The Model 347 is the world's larges helicopter firefighting system. Read the full story on Vertical.com to learn more about the features of this state of the art system.
Simplex Fire Attack System Water Drop
Model 510 Aerial Cleaning System for the AS350 & 355 series
Power Line Cleaning with Simplex Model 508 for Bell 407
Video of Simplex Model 4900 Spray System for the Bell 206
Heli-Tractor, located in South Africa, spraying avacado crops using the Simplex Model 4900 Agricultural Spray System for the Bell 206 Jet Ranger.