STANFORD, Ky. and OSHKOSH, Wi. (July 22, 2019) Today at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019, Aviation Safety Resources, Inc., (ASR) launched a new portfolio of aviation safety products aimed at the sport, ultralight and experimental market. Soteria whole-aircraft emergency recovery parachute systems are designed to safely bring down an entire aircraft and its occupants in the event of an in-air emergency.
The new line of products is designed for sport, ultralight and experimental aircraft up to 1,800 pounds. ASR will begin taking orders on September 1, 2019 with product delivery expected before the end of the year.
“The market is overdue for a fresh approach to the design and features of whole aircraft recovery systems,” “said ASR President and CEO Larry Williams. “We have designed a line of next-generation products that are lighter weight, have less volume and offer longer repack cycles than other similar products on the market today. Our Soteria parachute recovery systems produce remarkably good performance and expand the number of choices available to aircraft owners.”
Williams said the new ASR Soteria product line also offers a 15-year repack cycle, which significantly lowers the total cost of ownership. “Basically, if you need a parachute, you better have one! This lower cost of ownership will make parachute recovery systems affordable and within the reach of many more aircraft owners,” he said.
ASR’s Soteria products will be available online and offered in all major global markets through the company’s direct sales team led by industry veteran Mark McElhaney, director of sales.
In addition to the Soteria line of products, ASR currently is developing a line of recovery systems aimed at the emerging Urban Air Mobility (UAM)/Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) market.
“Outside-the-box thinking, high quality materials and innovative design are hallmarks of our ASR products, which promise to dramatically enhance safety in existing markets and facilitate the emergence of the next generation of flight,” Williams said. “Our goal is to improve quality, reduce complexity and lower costs. We will do this by maintaining our lean corporate structure, applying new tools and technologies, and focusing on simplification in all that we do.”
The ASR Soteria line is expected to start at a retail price of just over $3,000 for ultralights up to 800 pounds. For more information please visit www.aviationsafetyresources.com
About Aviation Safety Resources
Aviation Safety Resources, Inc.(ASR) designs, tests and produces whole-aircraft emergency recovery parachute systems designed to safely bring down the entire aircraft and its occupants in the event of an in-air emergency. Staffed by a team of experienced professionals, ASR is the first to offer the next generation of whole-aircraft recovery systems and the first system specifically designed for the fledgling vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) or “flying car” market. For more information, please visit www.aviationsafetyresources.com.
Lynette F. Viviani