DART Aerospace acquires Simplex Aerospace

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As of October 2019, DART Aerospace, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to the helicopter and aerospace industry, has acquired aerial firefighting mission equipment supplier Simplex Aerospace

In addition to 320 new employees in eight locations worldwide and four manufacturing centres of excellence, the acquisition of Simplex Aerospace will enable DART to offer a range of new product categories to its global network of OEMs and helicopter operators, including firefighting belly tanks and aerial cleaning supplies.

“With the support of Simplex’s 200-plus international product certifications and its years of experience in the aerial firefighting sector, DART will strengthen its global leadership position by providing helicopter mission equipment for offshore, firefighting and utility applications, as well as an increased portfolio alongside our current product offering of 900-plus supplemental type certificates (STC),” commented Alain Madore, DART’s President and CEO.

Mark Zimmerman, President and CEO of Simplex, added: “We are proud to be delivering the added value that Simplex’s products and capabilities will bring to the DART brand. Together, our unique STC portfolio and complementary product lines will enable us to achieve revenue synergies and expand our reach across the aerial firefighting sector worldwide.”