Based in Portland, Oregon, Simplex Aerospace is an aviation industry veteran serving thousands of operators and OEMs worldwide. Its reputation as a world leader in the innovation, manufacturing and certification of aerial application systems has been built over a 73-year history of supplying cutting-edge designs, high-quality craftmanship and reliable customer support to its client base. Simplex specializes in multi-mission rapid on-off tank systems requiring minimum aircraft modifications.
The company has recently been acquired by Canadian helicopter mission equipment manufacturer DART Aerospace.
The newly combined entity, which will transition into operating under the DART brand, will now have more than 320 employees in eight locations worldwide, including four manufacturing centers of excellence.
DART’s acquisition of Simplex Aerospace will allow it to broaden and diversify its firefighting product portfolio, as well as offer several exciting new product categories to its global network of OEMs and helicopter operators, including firefighting belly tanks, aerial cleaning supplies and agricultural spray systems.
Simplex's main product lines include:
FIRE ATTACK SYSTEMS
Fixed Tank Systems for Aerial Firefighting
Spray Systems for Agriculture and Oil Spill Dispersal
AERIAL CLEANING SYSTEMS
Washing systems for Powerline Insulators and Windmill Blades
High-Rise Urban Firefighting
Slung load systems & other Rotorcraft accessories
Simplex holds over 200 FAA STC, EASA, VSTC, CAA and other international certifications for our products and has a wealth of experience working with local regulatory authorities around the world to certify systems. Simplex also holds a Parts Manufacturing Authority (PMA) from the FAA for each of the STC's owned.