The BRS system is available immediately on new Sportsman planes as a purchase upgrade and on previously built aircraft as a retrofit. BRS Aerospace leads the industry with its aircraft ballistic recovery systems, which are credited with saving more than 350 lives.
Glasair offers the system for $33,950, which includes installation, deployment-compatible hatch, and pilot-activated in-cockpit releases.
The recovery system weighs 65 pounds installed and sits behind Bulkhead A, so no passenger/storage space is lost, Glasair officials note.
Glasair anticipates no more than 30 days turn-around time from drop-off to pickup, company officials add.