South St. Paul, Minn., Jan 14, 2019 - BRS Aerospace, the leading whole aircraft rescue parachute system manufacturer in the world, named International Aviation Equipment & Investment Ltd., headquartered in Hong Kong, as a distributor for the Peoples Republic of China (PRC).
International Aviation Equipment & Investment will represent BRS Aerospace as its non-exclusive distributor of products to include promoting, marketing and selling the company's ballistic whole aircraft parachute recovery system throughout the PRC. Further, BRS Aerospace has granted International Aviation Equipment & Investment exclusivity for non-imported Trike ultralights and powered paragliders with suspended trike type fuselages.
"BRS Aerospace is very much looking forward to working with International Aviation Equipment & Investment CEO Yu Liao and his team to develop the emerging China market for aircraft that can utilize our ballistic aircraft recovery systems," said BRS President/Director Enrique Dillon. "China is at the fulcrum of expanding tourism and economies in the Asia Pacific region and we are keen to develop these markets."
BRS has 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.
Recently, an independent statistical analysis concluded that the Ballistic Recovery System significantly reduced the odds of experiencing a fatal aircraft accident when deployed. BRS has documented a total of 399 lives saved when the BRS system was deployed.
BRS Aerospace is the world leader in whole aircraft parachute systems with more than 30,000 systems delivered to aviation segments including Light Sport Aircraft, experimental aircraft, ultralights, unmanned vehicles, military aircraft, and FAA/EASA Type Certified general aviation, including the most popular piston-powered aircraft in production today. 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's current whole aircraft parachute system for fixed-wing aircraft 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 airstream to slow the airplane and float it down into a survivable vertical landing.
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. The system has been successfully deployed multiple times. For more information go to www.brsaerospace.com