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COMPANY PROFILE: Simplex Manufacturing

By Staff Writer | January 1, 2007
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Simplex Manufacturing is committed to providing premier aviation products in the field of fire management, agricultural applications, and now power-line maintenance. Its entire team is dedicated to providing the highest level of customer support worldwide.

Simplex is entering its 61st year of engineering and manufacturing excellence. The company is proud of the generations of operators that have expanded fleet utilization with its product lines. Here are some of the innovative applications being offered today by Simplex:



The lightweight and aerodynamic Simplex Fire Attack system enables operators to quickly convert helicopters into rapid-response firefighting machines. Tanks may be filled on the ground, or in flight with hover refill systems. Fill rates range from 300 – gal per min. Tanks are available for helicopters manufactured by AgustaWestland, Bell Helicopter, Eurocopter, Kamov, Kazan and Sikorsky Aircraft.

Agricultural Spraying

Lightweight Simplex Application Tanks are durable, resistant to chemicals and easy to install and remove. Many models offer the option of hydraulic or electric drives. Agricultural spray systems are available for helicopters manufactured by Eurocopter, Hiller, Bell, Schweizer, MD Helicopters, Kamov, and Kazan.

Power-line Equipment

Simplex now offers a new line of helicopter airborne power-line maintenance equipment. One such product, the Javelin, is a high-pressure insulator washer. Another new offering, the Vector, is a utility maintenance platform designed and built with helicopter use in mind. These products have been specifically designed for use with the Eurocopter AS350/355 and the Bell 407. Compatibility with additional helicopter models is in development.

Oil Spill Response

As the demand for offshore energy resources continues to rise, Simplex continues to produce application systems that respond quickly and reliably to minimize environmental damage caused by oil spills. The Simplex multi-capacity Model 6860 Underslung Spray System provides the ability to apply various oil dispersants with the use of any helicopter equipped with a cargo hook.

Call the Simplex rapid response line anytime at 503-257-3511 for price quotes and complete customer support.


Simplex Manufacturing

13340 NE Whitaker Way

Portland, Ore 97230


Fax: 503-257-8556

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