BRS Aerospace now offers full repack servicing of its whole airframe parachute recovery systems for the Cirrus Design SR20 and SR22 aircraft, as well as Cessna 172/182s, through a collaborative network of certified repair centers. The repack service center network has been established to service the upcoming 10-year service requirements for these certified aircraft, according to company officials.
BRS can do a “swap out” of parachute systems or repack an owner’s system, Larry Williams, president, said on opening day of AirVenture. Exchange units will be shipped within 24 hours, while repacked systems will be turned around in about four days, he noted. Price is $3,682 (excluding labor), which also includes one hour of sim time with SimTrain LLC.
Using full motion Advanced Airplane Training Devices (AATDs), BRS Aerospace and SimTrain will present the latest in scenario-based training for parachute deployment decisions by incorporating actual deployment scenarios into the training session. With data obtained from previous “real world” deployments of BRS parachutes, pilots are put in several “deployment scenarios.”
“Often the question we get is do people pull the chute when they don’t need it,” Williams said. “We’re seeing the opposite problem — people have not pulled the chute when they could have. We’re excited about putting pilots and their families in an environment where they can simulate deploying the parachute.”
Customized training packages will be available to BRS customers at SimTrain’s three locations: Full Motion Flight Training in Minneapolis, Blue Sky Aviation in Atlanta, and The Flight Academy in Las Vegas.
Williams added it’s important that aircraft owners maintain the parachute systems. During the repacking, the parachutes are inspected to ensure nothing has gone wrong. If the pressure-packed chutes get wet, it can cause the parachute to expand, as well as increase the weight of the parachute, he said. It also is important to check the quality of the solid propellant rocket fuel, he noted. “It is a chemical compound that will degrade over time,” he said. “It needs to be replaced during the 10-year cycle.”
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