5-Aug-2013 Source: Simplex
Simplex® Aerospace announced today it has received FAA STC number SR02276SE for their latest agricultural spray system for the Bell 212 helicopter. The spray system, Simplex® Aerospace Model 204, is a next generation
spray system integrating several of Simplex® Aerospace’s newly developed agricultural spray technologies. Simplex is the sole producer of FAA STC’d spray systems for the Bell 212.
The new STC approved spray system will hold an industry leading 370 gallons of fluid. The large capacity system will finally provide operators with an FAA approved system for large area spray operations. The Simplex® Aerospace Model 204 system is also certified for night operations. The Model 204 will have cargo hook access with the tank installed, emergency dump doors, and can be installed in approximately 30 minutes after initial provisioning. The booms are standard 80% with 100% boom length available as an option with boom extensions. Approved aircraft speed with the spray system installed is 105 knots. The new model 204 also features fill ports that are in the pilot’s field of view.
The new spray system was developed in response to customer requests for a certified system for medium Bell helicopters. According to Mark Zimmerman, President and CEO of Simplex® Aerospace, the new Simplex® Aerospace Model 204 spray system development is, ” Consistent with our company’s commitment to the agricultural spray market. It meets our customers’ need for certified systems to accomplish their jobs.”
Simplex® Aerospace Agricultural Spray systems are renowned worldwide as a critical tool in agricultural spray operations. Simplex® Agricultural Spray systems are trusted by private operators and government agencies for their durability, reliability, and efficiency in agricultural spray and insect control missions. Simplex® Aerospace is committed to producing the most advanced certified Agricultural Spray systems on the market with the features and quality customers demand.
Founded in 1946, Simplex® has built a reputation as the leader in design, manufacturing, and certification of aerial application systems and mission equipment for helicopters. Simplex® maintains its industry leadership by incorporating the latest technology in designing and manufacturing systems from high-strength, low-weight composite materials to produce reliable and cost-effective systems for firefighting, agriculture, utilities maintenance and other aerial applications. For more information, please visit our website www.simplex.aero.