BRS Aerospace Adds Five More Facilities to Cessna Parachute Installation Network

BRS Aerospace Adds Five More Facilities to Cessna Parachute Installation Network

BRS Aerospace Adds Five More Facilities to Cessna Parachute Installation Network

BRS Aerospace names 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.

"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," says 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:

  • Absolute Aviation Group in South Africa
  • Brant Aero in Brantford Ontario, Canada
  • Clearwater Aviation in Clearwater, FL
  • Total Avionix in Lantana, FL
  • Vector Air in Erie, CO

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.

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.

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.

An installation kit for the Cessna 182 Skylane is $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 to present and Cessna 172s manufactured in 1966 to present.

BRS Aerospace is a 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.

For a complete list of the BRS Cessna Authorized Installation Centers, visit Facilities that wish to apply to become an approved installation center can contact the company at

BRS Aerospace was founded in 1980 in South St. Paul, MN. It has manufacturing facilities at the South St. Paul Municipal Airport and in Pine Bluff, NC.

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