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February 27, 2024

Recoil Aerospace Nears STC Approval for T1000-E Wildfire Suppression System

ANAHEIM, CA – (February 26, 2024): Recoil Aerospace is on the brink of a major milestone as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) nears final approval for the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) of its groundbreaking T1000-E Wildfire Suppression System. Following months of rigorous testing and evaluation, Recoil Aerospace anticipates STC approval for the T1000-E system, signaling a significant advancement in aerial firefighting technology.

“We are thrilled to be on the verge of achieving STC approval for our T1000-E Wildfire Suppression System,” said Joseph Rice, President & Managing Director of Recoil Aerospace. “This imminent milestone is a testament to our dedication to innovation, safety, and excellence in aerial firefighting.”

The T1000-E system represents a leap forward in aerial firefighting capabilities, offering enhanced performance, efficiency, and reliability in wildfire suppression operations.

Key features of the T1000-E system include:

  • Impressive Capacity: With a capacity of 3,785 Liters/1,000 US Gallons, the T1000-E system ensures extended firefighting operations without frequent refills.
  • Rapid Fill and Drop: The system boasts a fill time of 35-40 seconds and a drop time of just 5 seconds, allowing for quick and precise firefighting maneuvers.
  • Lightweight Design: Despite its robust capabilities, the T1000-E system weighs only 250 kg/550 lbs., ensuring optimal aircraft performance and maneuverability.
  • Reliable Power Source: Powered by the aircraft’s AC system, the T1000-E ensures consistent and dependable operation during firefighting missions.
  • Enhanced Foam Capability: Equipped with a 30 Gallon Foam Tank, the T1000-E system offers enhanced firefighting effectiveness, especially in challenging conditions.
  • Redundant Retraction System: With dual retraction redundancy, the T1000-E system ensures reliable and fail-safe retraction during operations.

“We are confident that the imminent approval of the T1000-E STC will mark a significant advancement in aerial firefighting technology,” added Rice. “The T1000-E system’s innovative features and capabilities will empower firefighters to combat wildfires with unprecedented efficiency and effectiveness while prioritizing safety.”

Recoil Aerospace has already commenced production on additional T1000-E tanks to meet the growing demand and is now accepting deposits for orders.

Recoil Aerospace invites attendees to visit its exhibit at Heli-Expo 2024, Booth 5536, to learn more about the T1000-E system.

About Recoil Aerospace

Recoil Aerospace, established in 2008, is a pioneering technology company specializing in advanced aerial firefighting solutions. Recoil is known for its expertise in developing lightweight carbon fiber composite tank solutions, including helicopter Tsunami Wildfire Suppression Tanks and H.A.R.P.S & Oasis internal fluid cargo utility tanks, providing a distinct global strategic advantage in austere, remote, hostile environments. For more information, please visit

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