BRS Aerospace Expands Parachute Recovery System Installation Network

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BRS Aerospace has expanded it’s installation network for the Cessna 172/182 parachute recovery system to help benefit the growing network.

BRS Aerospace BRS Aerospace has a number of newly authorized Cessna Parachute System Authorized Installation Centers to handle whole aircraft parachute installations on the large Cessna 172 and 182 single-engine piston powered fleets.

“Our growing network of factory-approved installation centers are equipped and qualified to install BRS Aerospace’s whole aircraft parachute recover systems in 172s and 182s. We have added another five centers in the past five months, bringing the network to 13 centers strategically located in the United States, Canada and Spain,” said BRS Aerospace President Enrique Dillon.

The newly added centers each have the capability of installing the only FAA/EASA certified aircraft parachute systems for Cessna 172/182s available in the marketplace. The level of safety provided by the ballistic recovery system for owners and operators of Cessna 172s and 182s is comparable to a similar system on the world’s best-selling single-engine piston powered aircraft and new certified aircraft with six seats or less under development today.

Installation kits for the Cessna 182 Skylane are $17,500 and the Cessna 172 installation kit is $15,500, plus installation fees. The BRS system is approved for Cessna 182s manufactured from 1964 and newer, and Cessna 172s manufactured in 1966 and newer. Listed below are qualified installation centers covering the United States from coast to coast. Facilities that would like to apply to become an approved installation center please contact the company at [email protected]

BRS Aerospace is the world leader in whole aircraft parachute systems with more than 35,000 delivered to aviation segments including Light Sport Aircraft, experimental’s, ultralights, unmanned vehicles, military aircraft, and FAA/EASA Type Certified general aviation, including the most popular piston-powered aircraft. The system has been successfully deployed multiple times and the company has documented 376 lives saved as a result of its safety device.
BRS Aerospace’s whole aircraft parachute system design calls for a parachute ballistic launcher to be installed in the aircraft with either a pilot-initiated activator located in the cockpit or an automated activation system. Upon activation, a ballistic rocket propels a parachute into the air-stream to slow the airplane and float it down into a survivable vertical landing
The system is designed to be a last resort for pilots and passengers when all other attempts to recover the airplane in case of emergency or pilot incapacitation have failed. BRS Aerospace was founded in 1980 in South St. Paul, Minn. It has manufacturing facilities at the South St. Paul Municipal Airport and in Pine Bluff, N.C.
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