Company Profile: Simplex Manufacturing: An Ever-Expanding Line of Helicopter Mission Equipment

By Staff Writer | January 1, 2008
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Simplex Manufacturing is committed to providing premier aviation products in the field of Fire Management, Agricultural Applications, and now Powerline Maintenance. The entire Simplex team is dedicated to providing the highest level of customer support worldwide.

SMC is entering its 62nd year of engineering and manufacturing excellence. The company is proud of the generations of operators that have expanded fleet utilization with the Company’s product lines.

Here are some of the innovative applications being offered today by Simplex:


Fire Fighting

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 to 2000 gallons per minute. Tanks are available for helicopters manufactured by Agusta, Bell, Eurocopter, Kamov, Kazan and Sikorsky.

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, MDHI, Kamov, and Kazan.

Powerline Equipment

Simplex now offers a new line of helicopter airborne Powerline 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 continue 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.

Rapid Response

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

Contact Simplex Manufacturing Co., 13340 NE Whitaker Way, Portland, OR 97230 USA, Phone: (503) 257-3511, Fax: (503) 257-8556,

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