ASR Soteria Line Is Designed For Sport, Experimental And Ultralight Aircraft
Aviation Safety Resources (ASR) is introducing its Soteria line of parachute recovery systems for sport, ultralight and experimental aircraft at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI this week. The Soteria line of 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.
This new line of products are designed for sport, ultralight and experimental aircraft up to 1,800 pounds. ASR will begin taking orders on September 1, 2019 with product delivery before the end of the year.
ASR believes the market is overdue for a fresh approach to the design and features of whole aircraft recovery systems. The company has 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. The Soteria parachute recovery systems produce remarkably good performance and expand the number of choices available to aircraft owners.
One of the key features of Soteria is that the product line has been designed to lower the cost of ownership. In addition to a lower purchase price, Soteria also offers a 15-year repack cycle versus the competitors at a 6-year cycle, which significantly lowers the total cost of ownership. This lower cost of ownership will make ASR parachute recovery systems more affordable and within the reach of many more aircraft owners.
ASR’s Soteria line of 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. The company says its goal is to improve quality, reduce complexity and lower costs. They plan to do this by maintaining our lean corporate structure, applying new tools and technologies, and focusing on simplification in all that they do.
The ASR Soteria line is expected to start at a retail price of just over $3,000 for ultralights up to 800 pounds.
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