Aviation Safety Resources awarded research and development contract

Published 5:27 pm Wednesday, December 23, 2020

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Aviation Safety Resources, Inc., an innovative company that designs, tests and produces emergency whole airframe recovery systems for the aviation and Advanced/Urban Air Mobility markets, announced that the United States Air Force (USAF) through the AFWERX program has awarded the company a Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I contract entitled “Advanced Extreme Rapid Deployment Emergency Whole Airframe Recovery Parachute System for Urban Air Mobility,” which was submitted as part of FX20D-TCSO1.

Under the contract, ASR will team with the National Institute for Aviation Research, part of Wichita State University located in Wichita, Kansas, to support testing and research in support of the development of a whole aircraft recovery parachute system specifically for A/UAM.

This is a continuation of the leading-edge research and development effort underway by ASR, which was awarded a previous AFWERX Phase 1 SBIR in December 2019.

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ASR has been developing next-generation recovery systems that offer critical lifesaving technology.

The primary goal of the Phase I project is to advance to the testing stage of ASRs safety technology, especially as it relates to the ability to recover the aircraft/vehicle with no forward speed.