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Simplex awarded FAA certification for Internal Fire Attack System

Simplex awarded FAA certification for Internal Fire Attack System

4-Nov-2019Source: DART Aerospace

Simplex, a company of DART Aerospace, has received FAA approval for the Approved Models List (AML) extension of their STC SR02657SE. This certification applies to the UH-60/S-70 Black Hawks’ Simplex Model 370i Internal Fire Attack System (FAS). This AML extension adds 11 eligible UH-60/S-70 Type Certificates (TCs) to the existing STC, bringing the total to... Read more

Brazil approves Simplex spray system for R44

Brazil approves Simplex spray system for R44

12-Jun-2015Source: Simplex

Simplex Aerospace has been granted validation of Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the Brazilian Agencia Nacional de Dviacao Civil (ANAC) for its Model 244 Agricultural Spray System for the Robinson R44 helicopter. The Brazilian ANAC approval, CST# 2015S05-06, gives Brazilian helicopter operators the opportunity to meet contract requirements in Brazil’s growing agricultural industry. The Brazil... Read more

Simplex may be lured to Washington state by tax incentive

Simplex may be lured to Washington state by tax incentive

23-Jan-2014Source: Bellingham Herald

Mark D. Zimmerman, chief executive of Simplex Manufacturing, confirmed that his company is eyeing Cowlitz County  See full story... Read more

Simplex to install the Max-Viz Enhanced Vision System on Simplex SkyCannon and Fire Attack systems

Simplex to install the Max-Viz Enhanced Vision System on Simplex SkyCannon and Fire Attack systems

31-Oct-2013Source: Simplex

Simplex® Aerospace announced it has reached an agreement with Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ: ATRO) to install the Max-Viz Enhanced Vision System (EVS) on Simplex® Aerospace SkyCannon™ and Fire Attack™ Systems. The Astronics Max-Viz EVS will be installed as standard equipment on the SkyCannon™. Simplex® is provisioning for the Max-Viz system on all newly designed systems and... Read more

Simplex SkyCannon Systems to include Max-Viz Enhanced Vision as standard

Simplex SkyCannon Systems to include Max-Viz Enhanced Vision as standard

30-Oct-2013Source: Simplex

Simplex® Aerospace announced it has reached an agreement with Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ: ATRO) to install the Max-Viz Enhanced Vision System (EVS) on Simplex® Aerospace SkyCannon™ and Fire Attack™ Systems. The Astronics Max-Viz EVS will be installed as standard equipment on the SkyCannon™. Simplex® is provisioning for the Max-Viz system on all newly designed systems and... Read more

Simplex to develop firefighting system for AC313

Simplex to develop firefighting system for AC313

3-Sep-2013Source: Simplex Aerospace

Simplex® Aerospace has announced it received an order to develop a Fire Attack™ system for the Chinese manufactured AC313 helicopter. The development contract, signed between Simplex® Aerospace and the Changhe manufacturing facility in China, is the first development contract for Simplex® with a Chinese aircraft manufacturer. The newly signed contract includes the delivery of multiple... Read more

Simplex sells high-rise building firefighting system for Japan

Simplex sells high-rise building firefighting system for Japan

20-Aug-2013Source: Simplex

Simplex® Aerospace has received an order from Japan Aerospace for a high rise building water cannon, called the SkyCannon™, for the Eurocopter EC 225 helicopter. The high rise SkyCannon™ will be deployed for use in the city of Tokyo. Simplex® Aerospace will obtain an FAA STC along with Japanese reciprocal approval for use in Japan.... Read more

FAA STC for Bell 212 agricultural spray system

FAA STC for Bell 212 agricultural spray system

5-Aug-2013Source: 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... Read more

Japanese STC for AW139 firefighting belly tank system

Japanese STC for AW139 firefighting belly tank system

2-Apr-2013Source: Simplex Aerospace

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... Read more

AH+RT Announces Vital Training Services, Teams With Simplex

AH+RT Announces Vital Training Services, Teams With Simplex

15-Mar-2013Source: AH+RT

A team of longtime helicopter and fire/rescue industry professionals have joined forces to enhance safety and training opportunities for companies, pilots and crewmembers alike. Advanced Helicopter + Rescue Techniques LLC (AH+RT), based in Portland, Ore., provides comprehensive training services covering a variety of rotary wing, aerial firefighting and technical rescue skill sets. The company also... Read more

EASA approves Simplex AS350/AS355 aerial cleaning and de-icing System

EASA approves Simplex AS350/AS355 aerial cleaning and de-icing System

18-Feb-2013Source: Simplex

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has completed the validation of the Model 510 FAA STC. On February 8th, the Simplex Model 510 powerline insulator and windmill cleaning and de-icing system was granted EASA certification (EASA # 10043539) for installation and operation on AS 350 and AS 355 series aircraft. Simplex received an FAA STC... Read more

Simplex STC allows fire helicopter to transport passengers

Simplex STC allows fire helicopter to transport passengers

19-Sep-2012Source: Simplex Aerospace

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... Read more

New Simplex STC for AW139 – more capacity and approved at 150 knots

New Simplex STC for AW139 – more capacity and approved at 150 knots

16-May-2012Source: Simplex

Simplex received FAA STC approval for several enhancements to their Fire Attack system for the AgustaWestland AW139. The new system, STC number SR02351LA, was issued on April 23th, 2012, and is the result of a partnership with AgustaWestland to take advantage of the AW139 flight speed and increased payload capacity. The enhanced AW139 Fire Attack... Read more

Simplex signs agreement with Chinese business partner

Simplex signs agreement with Chinese business partner

3-May-2012

Simplex Aerospace has announced an agreement with Shanghai-Sino-US Intercontinental Helicopter Investment Company to promote Simplex products throughout China.  This agreement will allow Simplex to better serve Chinese operators and expand their distribution of systems for firefighting and utilities maintenance. Simplex Aerospace has been actively selling their products in China for the past two years. In... Read more

Japan approves Simplex Fire Attack system for AW139

Japan approves Simplex Fire Attack system for AW139

11-Apr-2012Source: Simplex Aerospace

Simplex Aerospace has received a Japanese STC for its Fire Attack system on an AgustaWestland AW139. The STC, No. STC-380-TYO, was issued on March 12, 2012. The STC will be used to install the new Simplex Aerospace Fire Attack system on three firefighting helicopters in Japan. The Simplex Aerospace tanks are the first Japanese installations... Read more

Simplex buys rights to Blackhawk Firehawkâ„¢ Fire Attackâ„¢ System

Simplex buys rights to Blackhawk Firehawkâ„¢ Fire Attackâ„¢ System

20-Mar-2012Source: Simplex

Simplex Aerospace announced today that it has purchased the intellectual property and rights to manufacture, the Fire Attackâ„¢ (Fire Attack is a registered trade mark of Simplex Aerospace) system for the Sikorsky Blackhawk Helicopter. The rights were purchased from Aero Union of Sacramento, California. The new Simplex Aerospace Fire Attack â„¢ system, called the Firehawkâ„¢,... Read more

Simplex appoints Director of Sustaining Engineering

Simplex appoints Director of Sustaining Engineering

9-Mar-2012Source: Simplex

Simplex Aerospace, the industry leader in design, manufacturing and certification of helicopter aerial application equipment, announced Daniel Wright will join the company as its Director of Sustaining Engineering. Daniel Wright brings 25 years of aviation industry management, engineering and research and development experience along with an expertise in aerospace composites. Wright most recently served as... Read more

Simplex receives STC for AS350/355 aerial cleaning system

Simplex receives STC for AS350/355 aerial cleaning system

17-Dec-2011Source: Simplex

The Federal Aviation Administration has granted an STC for Simplex Aerospace’s new power line insulator and windmill cleaning system for the Eurocopter AS350 and 355 series. The STC, number SR02207SE issued on 12-15-2011, is the newest product in the company’s 65 year history of innovation. The Aerial Cleaning system represents the third generation of aerial cleaning... Read more

Simplex Manufacturing acquires Heli-Ap granular spreader

Simplex Manufacturing acquires Heli-Ap granular spreader

8-May-2011Source: Simplex

Simplex Manufacturing of Portland Oregon have announced that they have acquired the granular spreader product line from Heli- Ap. Simplex will build the full line of spreader at their Portland, Oregon headquarters. The new Simplex GS250 30 cubic ft. spreader weighs in at an industry low 90 lbs while the Simplex GS400 55cubic ft. spreader... Read more

Simplex granted first China STC

Simplex granted first China STC

17-Jan-2011Source: Simplex

Simplex Manufacturing has been granted a Validation of Supplemental Type Certificate (VSTC) from the Peoples Republic of China for its Robinson R44 agricultural spray system. The VSTC makes the Simplex spray system the only approved helicopter spray system for use in China. The CAAC approved the system on December 31, 2010. Simplex has shipped one... Read more

Simplex and Eurocopter demonstrate high rise firefighting capability

Simplex and Eurocopter demonstrate high rise firefighting capability

22-Nov-2010Source: Simplex

Simplex Manufacturing and Eurocopter have completed a demonstration of Simplex’s newest High Rise Firefighting system for the Eurocopter EC225 in Hong Kong as part of the China Air Show. Simplex developed the system for the EC225 after a successful development and deployment of a high rise fire fighting system on an AVIC H-425 in China... Read more

Management changes at Simplex, including resignation of Steve Daniels

Management changes at Simplex, including resignation of Steve Daniels

25-Apr-2010Source: Simplex

Simplex Manufacturing Co. announces the appointment of Mark Zimmerman as President & CEO succeeding Steven Daniels, who recently resigned his position with the company. During the past nine years, Mr. Zimmerman has served as Simplex’s Chief Operating and Chief Financial Officer. Larry Lichtenberger joins Simplex as Vice President Sales & Marketing in support of Simplex’s... Read more

Simplex recieves PMA for Helipod products

Simplex recieves PMA for Helipod products

8-Feb-2010Source: Simplex

Simplex Manufacturing has announced that it has now received FAA PMA on its newly acquired line of Helipod products, including the new spray system for the Robinson R44 helicopter. Simplex purchased Helipod International in June of 2009 and successfully transferred all of the FAA and other STC’s during the remainder of 2009. Simplex was awarded... Read more

Simplex Aquires Helipod International

Simplex Aquires Helipod International

23-Jun-2009Source: Vertical

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Simplex Fire Attack System to Kumertau of Russia

Simplex Fire Attack System to Kumertau of Russia

21-Feb-2009Source: Vertical Magazine

Simplex Manufacturing Company is pleased to announce a purchase of their innovative Fire Attack system for the KA-32 helicopter by Kumertau Aircraft Production (KumAPE) of Bashkortostan, Russia.... Read more

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