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Recoil T1000-E wildfire suppression achieves STC
The T1000-E provides firefighters with a powerful tool to combat wildfires and protect communities. The FAA AML STC paves the way for broader adoption; the UH-60 Blackhawk should be certified by the end of this year.
The T1000-E is a 3,785 litre lightweight, carbon fibre, retractable, externally-mounted wildfire suppression tank, offering rapid filling and fast drops.

Recoil Aerospace has received certification of its T1000-E aerial fire suppression system (AFSS) from the FAA for installation on Airbus Super Puma series helicopters.

"We are confident that the T1000-E will set a new standard in aerial firefighting," says president Joseph Rice. "With its innovative features and enhanced capabilities, the T1000-E provides firefighters with a powerful tool to combat wildfires and protect communities."

The T1000-E is a 3,785 litre (1,000 gallon) lightweight, carbon fibre, retractable, externally-mounted wildfire suppression tank, offering rapid filling (35-40 seconds) and fast drops (five seconds). An integrated 132 litre (35 gallon) foam tank enhances firefighting capabilities, while pneumatic drop valves and computer-controlled operation ensure Precision. LED pulse lights, flood lights and IR lights guarantee optimal visibility during day and night operations, including NVG use. For ground crew safety, a hailing siren is included. Powered by the aircraft's AC/DC system, the T1000-E boasts an optional Heads-Up Display (HUD) for pilots, promoting situational awareness and increasing safety.

Recoil Aerospace extends its gratitude to its T1000-E Super Puma launch customers:

• Heli-Austria (Europe)

Coldstream Helicopters (Canada)

Precision (US)

• Korean 119 Rescue Services (Asia Pacific)

The SR02584AK FAA Approved Manufacturer Listing STC paves the way for broader adoption. The UH-60 Blackhawk is currently undergoing the certification process, with completion slated for early Q4 2024. Recoil has set its sights on adding certifications for the S-92, S-76, BH-205 Series, and AW189 helicopter models in 2025. Additionally, bilateral STC recognition with Transport Canada and EASA is underway.

Recoil Aerospace is now accepting deposits to secure a limited number of T1000-E systems for 2024 delivery, starting in May.

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