BRS Aerospace has partnered with US Aviation of Denton, Texas, to create a National Service Center that provides new installation, inspection, removal, replacement, and repack services of its whole airframe parachute recovery systems.
Services are provided for general aviation aircraft that include the Cessna 162, 172 and 182, the Symphony, and all Light Sport Aircraft that include a whole-frame parachute. The Service Center was established in the central US, minutes from Dallas/Fort Worth Airport (DFW) in Texas, to service the upcoming 10-year service requirements for these GA/certified aircraft and the six-year service requirements for the Light Sport products.
“BRS Aerospace is constantly trying to focus on how to best reach and service our broad base of customers,” said Boris Popov, founder of BRS. “In anticipation of the growing demand for installations and repacks, we decided to expand the capability of our well-proven technology by providing a satellite location at US Aviation.”
US Aviation’s facility provides space and layout to accommodate new installations, which requires a good understanding of airframe structures, he added.
“We are one of the larger Cessna repair centers in the south, and do quite a bit of insurance work, so it is natural to retrofit BRS into Cessna and LSA,” said Scott Severen, Director of Business Development at US Aviation. The facility maintains a staff that includes 24 A&P mechanics and 6 Rotax trained A&P technicians.
Based in South Saint Paul, Minnesota, BRS Aviation, a division of BRS Aerospace, designs, manufactures, and distributes whole-aircraft emergency parachute systems for general aviation and recreational aircraft. Since 1981, BRS Aerospace has delivered more than 27,500 parachute systems to aircraft owners worldwide, including over 5,500 systems on FAA-certificated aircraft such as Cessna 172/182 and the new C-162 Skycatcher, as well as the Piper Sport LSA. To date, BRS Aerospace parachute recovery systems have been credited with saving the lives of 276 pilots and passengers.
US Aviation is a full service facility that provides single, multi engine, and turbine services, and is a National Factory Authorized Service Center for most Light Sport Aircraft located in North Texas at Denton Airport (DTO).