Simplex Aerospace offers an aerial cleaning system for power line insulator and windmill blade washing. The Aerial Cleaning System is the third generation of aerial cleaning equipment for power utility operators. The system uses a 120- to 180-gallon water tank mounted under the belly of a helicopter and a nozzled boom that extends past the rotor tips, allowing operators to clean hard to reach insulator strings with the high pressure water spray.
Routine cleaning of power line insulators and windmills significantly enhances power transmission and generation. The Simplex Aerospace Aerial Cleaning System is currently certified by the Federal Aviation Administration on the Bell 407 and Eurocopter AS 350 & 365 helicopter models.