South St. Paul, Minn., Oct. 22, 2018 - BRS Aerospace has named another five Cessna Parachute System Authorized Installation Centers in North America and South Africa to handle whole aircraft parachute installations on the Cessna 172 and 182 aircraft fleets. BRS offers a whole aircraft parachute system for Cessna 182s manufactured in 1964 and newer and Cessna 172s manufactured in 1966 and newer.
"The BRS ballistic recovery system for owners and operators of Cessna 172s and 182s is very comparable to systems on the world's best-selling single-engine piston powered aircraft," said BRS President/Director Enrique Dillon. "With these five added facilities, BRS just made it even easier to find a qualified facility to install these lifesaving safety devices."
New Cessna Installation Centers approved by BRS Aerospace include
The new service 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.
For a complete list of the BRS Cessna Authorized Installation Centers go to: brsaerospace.com/install-
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 393 lives saved when the BRS system was deployed.
BRS Aerospace is the world leader in whole aircraft parachute systems with more than 35,000 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.