Bell Helicopters Orders 15 Simplex Model 208 Spray Systems

Simplex Aerospace has received an order from Bell Helicopter for 15 Simplex Model 208 Agricultural Spray Systems for the Bell 407GX. The systems will be delivered to Bell Helicopter for completion before being delivered to the end user in the Latin American region.

The Bell 407GX delivers power and speed with a smooth, quiet ride and a spacious cabin that accommodates six passengers. The aircraft also features the fully-integrated Garmin G1000H™ flight deck, providing critical flight information at a glance for greater situational awareness and increased safety. The Bell 407GX flight deck’s high resolution LCD screens host primary flight and multi-function display information, including Helicopter Terrain Awareness Warning System, Helicopter Synthetic Vision Technology™, Traffic Information Systems and more. The Bell 407GX also features a tail rotor camera, allowing the pilot a clear view of the tail during take-offs and landings.

The Simplex Aerospace Model 208 spray system is composed of a 230 gallon (870 liter) belly mounted chemical resistant composite tank. The system also includes a 25-29 foot (7.6 to 9 meter) forward mounted spray boom and electrically driven pump. The 208 system is FAA STC’d for the Bell 407 series.

Mark Zimmerman, President and CEO of Simplex Aerospace commented, “Simplex is proud to support Bell Helicopter in providing their customers with the highest quality spray systems available.” He further commented that the sale is “Another example of Simplex’s commitment to supporting the Latin American region, and our efforts to provide systems to every agricultural market in the world.”

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

Bell Helicopter is an industry-leading producer of commercial and military, manned and unmanned vertical-lift aircraft and the pioneer of the revolutionary tiltrotor aircraft. Globally recognized for world-class customer service, innovation and superior quality, Bell’s global workforce serves customers flying Bell aircraft in more than 120 countries.