Blackhawk Aerospace Announces Agreement to Acquire Helicopter Carbon Fiber Tank Manufacturer, Recoil AEROSPACE

DALLAS, TEXAS – March 7, 2022 – Blackhawk Aerospace announced today it has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire controlling ownership of Recoil Aerospace, LLC, an innovative designer and manufacturer of lightweight, carbon fiber composite wildland fire suppression tanks, aircraft aerostructures, and ballistically tolerant auxiliary fuel tanks for helicopters. This agreement allows Blackhawk to diversify into a growing marketplace while lending its vast manufacturing experience and capabilities to expand the market for Recoil’s products.

“This is an exciting time for Recoil as we partner with Blackhawk to amplify our lightweight, cost-effective products around the world,” Joseph Rice, Managing Director of Recoil Aerospace. “We are looking forward to not only growing our market base, but also bringing a number of exciting in-development products to certification. Together, we will set the new standard in wildfire suppression, focused on safety and improving mission capabilities.”

Blackhawk, an industry leader in developing, certifying, and manufacturing performance product enhancements for aircraft, will grow and expand Recoil’s safe, cost-effective solutions in the aerospace marketplace. Blackhawk brings decades of extensive experience in production design and certification, its government and defense division’s government program expertise, and its composite division’s capabilities to expand Recoil’s product line in the rotorcraft marketplace.

“This exciting partnership will increase Blackhawk’s diversification into a growing global market,” says Matt Shieman, Chairman of Blackhawk Aerospace. “The fire suppression market is growing with global demand increasing for new technology to replace aging products and solutions, which are 15 to 20 years old. Recoil is an innovative company with fresh, unique capabilities and solutions. Our two companies will combine efforts to accelerate delivery of new technology into this high growing global market that needs new, diverse solutions immediately.”

Established in 2008, Recoil has evolved into a global leader in lightweight carbon fiber composite solutions. The Recoil Aerospace family of companies experience, expertise, and skill in developing strong, lightweight helicopter Tsunami Wildfire Suppression Tanks, Zeus Ballistically Tolerant Auxiliary Fuel Tanks, and Aero-Structure modifications allows our customers to increase mission performance in austere, hostile environments, providing a distinct global advantage. Visit us in Booth 10757 and see what solutions we can offer you.

The agreement is expected to close Q3 2022.

ABOUT BLACKHAWK AEROSPACE

Blackhawk Aerospace is the recognized leader in performance improvements for turboprop aircraft. Founded in 1999 in Waco, Texas, the company serves customers worldwide in the commercial and government markets. Today, Blackhawk Aerospace is comprised of Blackhawk Aerospace Composites, Blackhawk Aerospace Upgrades, Blackhawk Aerospace Aircraft Sales, Blackhawk Aerospace Solutions, and Blackhawk Aerospace Technologies. A worldwide network of approved dealers and service support centers complements Blackhawk’s U.S. facilities.

Avion Pacific (China) Ltd. awarded Distributorship – Global

Anaheim, CA: Recoil Suppression, LLC, a division of Recoil Aerospace, appoints Avion Pacific (China) Ltd.

Recoil hereby appoints Avion Pacific (China) Ltd. as its exclusive distributor to promote, market, and sell the Wild land Fire Suppression Tank systems (external & Internal), auxiliary fuel systems, system parts and related components, proprietary as well as non-proprietary.

Avion Pacific (China) Ltd. hereby accepts such appointment and is excited to partner with Recoil Aerospace, LLC, and looks forward to assisting society with fire suppression!

Joseph Rice, Managing Director of Recoil Aerospace stated, “Avion Pacific (China) Ltd. Is a natural fit for us with their wealth of experience and global resources.  We have full confidence in Managing Director, Wu Zhendong and his team to expand our market base.  We look forward to this new, developing partnership”.

Avion Pacific (China) Ltd was established in 1993 by Wu Zhendong and has been a leader in general aviation services throughout mainland China.  Avion Pacific services Include fixed and rotary aircraft sales and distribution, special project consulting and aircraft sales.

Established in 2008, Recoil Suppression Systems, LLC, a division of Recoil Aerospace, LLC, is a designer and manufacturer of light weight Tsunami Wildland Fire Suppression tanks. The Recoil Aerospace family of companies, designs, manufactures wildland fire suppression tanks, aircraft aero-structures and ballistic tolerant auxiliary fuel tanks.   Recoil proudly supports a global market base to meet the mission requirements and needs of it’s customers.

For questions about availability, delivery and cost, contact Joseph Rice at 541-326-1911.  For more information visit www.recoil-usa.com.

XP Services Corp. awarded Distributorship – Global

Anaheim, CA: Recoil Suppression, LLC, a division of Recoil Aerospace, appoints XP Services Corp. as its exclusive distributor to promote, market, and sell the Wild land Fire Suppression Tank systems (external & Internal), auxiliary fuel systems, system parts and related components, proprietary as well as non-proprietary.

XP Services Corp. hereby accepts such appointment and is excited to partner with Recoil Aerospace, LLC, and looks forward to assisting society with fire suppression!

Joseph Rice, Managing Director of Recoil Aerospace stated, “XP Services Corp. is a natural fit for us with their wealth of experience and global resources.  We have full confidence in Managing Director, Rodney Allison and his team to expand our market base.  We look forward to this new, developing partnership.”

XP Services Corp has been a leader in providing affordable, responsive developmental flight-testing services.  They are the eXPerts in civil and military flight tests support.

Established in 2008, Recoil Suppression Systems, LLC, a division of Recoil Aerospace, LLC, is a designer and manufacturer of light weight Tsunami Wildland Fire Suppression tanks. The Recoil Aerospace family of companies, designs, manufactures wildland fire suppression tanks, aircraft aero-structures and ballistic tolerant auxiliary fuel tanks.   Recoil proudly supports a global market base to meet the mission requirements and needs of its customers.

For questions about availability, delivery and cost, contact Joseph Rice at 541-326-1911.  For more information visit www.recoil-usa.com.

Recoil Suppression Chooses AEM for Airborne Fire Suppression System 

 Kelowna, BC, January 29, 2020 – Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp. (AEM), was selected to design and manufacture a new airborne loudspeaker siren system for Recoil Suppression Systems, LLC (Recoil). Recoil aimed to find a partner to help develop a solution to alert ground crews of impending fire suppression drops during airborne fire-fighting missions, and AEM was up to the challenge. 

AEM developed a custom system for Recoil using existing proprietary components. Using the LSA150 amplifier and the TS150 loudspeaker, the AWG08 Audio Warning Generator completes the system. This custom solution provided Recoil with the exact siren sound they needed for their fire suppression clients. 

As the leading supplier of loudspeaker systems for special-role aircraft, AEM’s experience providing intelligible external audio solutions for search and rescue, law enforcement and military agencies made them an obvious choice for the project. “The team at Recoil has extremely high standards when it comes to quality and reliability for their systems, so we were honoured to be considered and ultimately selected for this project” said Steve Broderick, Distribution and Business Development representative at AEM. 

The Recoil and AEM collaboration is on display in booth #4007 at HAI Heli-Expo 2020. 

 About AEM Corp.: 

Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp. (AEM) is a leader in the design, development and manufacture of aircraft communication systems, loudspeaker systems, caution/warning panels and illuminated panel products. AEM also offers design and manufacturing services to other companies, providing solutions for reduced operational costs and giving those companies the ability to focus on their core businesses. AEM is a Transport Canada approved manufacturer and maintenance organization, holds EASA Part 145 Maintenance approval, and is ISO9001/AS9100D registered. (aem-corp.com). AEM is a wholly owned subsidiary of SMS Canada Corp, part of the Structural Monitoring Systems plc (ASX Code: SMN) companies (smsystems.com.au). 

Coldstream Helicopters awarded Distributorship – Global

Anaheim, CA: Recoil Suppression, LLC, a division of Recoil Aerospace, LLC,  appoints Coldstream Helicopters of Canada as exclusive distributor to promote, market, and sell Recoil R332-E Tsunami Wildland Fire Suppression Tank systems for the AS332 series C/C1/L/ L1/L2 as well as EC215 & EC225 series.

Joseph Rice, Managing Director of Recoil Aerospace stated, “Coldstream Helicopters Is a natural fit for us with their wealth of experience and global resources.  We have full confidence In president Robert Gallagher and his team to expand our market base.  We look forward to this new, developing partnership”.

Coldstream Helicopters was established by Robert Gallagher in 2010 operates globally the largest utility fleet of Pumas In Canada.  Additionally, Coldstream operates a fleet of medium helicopters supporting heli-ski in the winter months and wildfire suppression in summer months.

Established in 2008, Recoil Suppression Systems, LLC, a division of Recoil Aerospace, LLC, is a designer and manufacturer of light weight Tsunami Wildland Fire Suppression tanks. The Recoil Aerospace family of companies, designs, manufactures wildland fire suppression tanks, aircraft aero-structures and ballistic tolerant auxiliary fuel tanks.   Recoil proudly supports a global market base to meet the mission requirements and needs of its customers.

For questions about availability, delivery and cost, contact Joseph Rice at 541-326-1911.  For more information visit www.recoil-usa.com.

Recoil Suppression Systems R60-E Wildland Fire Suppression Tank

ANAHEIM, CA : Recoil Aerospace together with XP Services announced the manufacturing completion and availability of Recoil Suppression Systems wildland Fire Suppression Tanks composite construction, corrosion resistant firefighting suppression tanks.  The Recoil UH-60 external wildland fire suppression tank (R60-E) is a carbon fiber composite fabricated tank system capable of delivering 1,000 gallons of fire suppressant product.

“Recoil Suppression Systems R60-E wild land Fire Suppression Tanks offers simple solutions for complex problems,” Joseph Rice, Managing Director, Recoil Aerospace, LLC.

Features and benefits of the R60-E include:

For questions about availability, delivery and cost, contact Joseph Rice at 541-326-1911.  For more information on The R60- Suppression Tank, visit www.recoil-usa.com.

Recoil Logistic Systems, LLC.

Anaheim, CA: Recoil Logistic Systems, LLC. Introduces their Auxiliary Fuel Tanks.

The R6-18  “R-Bag” Auxiliary Fuel Tank holds 18 gallons of fuel, urethane construction, 4 carrying handles, 8 tie down rings, 21” fueling hose, abrasion coating, light weight and field maintainable. Everything you need for an “in the field” back up refueling tank!

The LBAT MD500 Series Auxiliary Fuel Tank is 7.62 ballistic tolerant, self sealing, 10g crash resistant, 33lbs system weight and Carbon Fire Construction. Another backup fuel tank ready for all your needs.

Recoil Logistic Systems, LLC, a division of Recoil Aerospace, LLC, is a designer and manufacturer of light weight auxiliary fuel tanks. The Recoil Aerospace family of companies, established in 2008, designs, manufactures wildland fire suppression tanks, aircraft aero-structures and ballistic tolerant auxiliary fuel tanks.   Recoil proudly supports a global market base to meet the mission requirements and needs of its customers.

For questions about availability, delivery and cost, contact Joseph Rice at 541-326-1911.  For more information visit www.recoil-usa.com.

Recoil Aerospace, LLC sells SIX Tsunami Tanks to Coldstream Helicopters

Anaheim, CA: Recoil Suppression, LLC, a division of Recoil Aerospace, LLC, sells Coldstream Helicopters of Canada SIX R332-E Tsunami Wildland Fire Suppression Tank systems for the AS332 series C/C1/L/ L1/L2 as well as EC215 & EC225 series.

Coldstream Helicopters was established by Robert Gallagher in 2010 operates globally the largest utility fleet of Pumas in Canada.  Additionally, Coldstream operates a fleet of medium helicopters supporting heli-ski in the winter months and wildfire suppression in summer months.

Established in 2008, Recoil Suppression Systems, LLC, a division of Recoil Aerospace, LLC, is a designer and manufacturer of light weight Tsunami Wildland Fire Suppression tanks. The Recoil Aerospace family of companies, designs, manufactures wildland fire suppression tanks, aircraft aero-structures and ballistic tolerant auxiliary fuel tanks.   Recoil proudly supports a global market base to meet the mission requirements and needs of its customers.

For questions about availability, delivery and cost, contact Joseph Rice at 541-326-1911.  For more information visit www.recoil-usa.com.