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 received Japanese STC for the AgustaWestland AW139 Fire Attack belly tank model 326GII
Portland, OR, USA - March 29, 2013
Simplex Aerospace has received Japanese STC for its Fire Attack system Model 326GII for the AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter. The Japanese STC No. STC-382-1-TYO, was issued on March 25, 2013. Simplex received an FAA STC No. SR02351LA on April 23, 2012.
The new Simplex Fire Attack system has a 480 gallon (1,817 liter) water capacity, and is the lightest belly tank system per gallon of capacity on the market
today. The system also has an approved maximum speed of 150 KIAS without the hover pump installed (140 KIAS with hover pump installed), making it the
fastest helicopter firefighting belly tank system available to customers
Simplex Receives EASA for Eurocopter AS350 & 355 Power Line and Windmill Cleaning Spray System
Portland, OR - February 18, 2013
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has completed the validation of the Model 510 FAA STC. On February 8th, the Simplex Model 510 powe line insulator and windmill cleaning and de-icing system was granted EASA certification (EASA# 10043539) for installation and operation on Eurocopter AS350 & AS355 series aircraft. Simplex received an FAA STC for the Model 510 in December 2011. The Simplex Model 510 joins the Simplex Model 508 for the Bell 407 as the 3rd generation certified power line and windmill cleaning and de-icing system for the utilities industry... read more
Simplex Aerospace STC Allows Fire Attack Helicopter to Transport Passengers with Hover Pump Installed
Portland, OR - September 17, 2012
Simplex Aerospace has received FAA STC for a hover refill pump storage latching system, called the
Aft Hook™. The Aft Hook™ allows firefighting helicopter operators to store the 5" hover pump
during flight and deploy the pump upon arrival at a water fill source. When installed on a Simplex Fire Attack system equipped helicopter, the Aft Hook™ allows operators to transport passengers while the hover pump is installed. The Aft Hook™ will make the Simplex Fire Attack system the only tank system available with this transport category option. The new Aft Hook™, currently STC’d for medium Bell helicopters, is used in conjunction with the Simplex Aerospace model 304 Fire Attack system for medium Bell helicopters... read more