NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. — Aviation Safety Resources, Inc. which is based in Nicholasville, Ky 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 (STTR) 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 (NIAR), part of Wichita State University located in Wichita, KS 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.
ASR has been developing next-generation recovery systems that offer critical lifesaving technology. ASR’s president and CEO Larry Williams is the Principal Investigator for the project which includes NIAR. Through this effort, the team will engage further with industry partners to offer ASR solutions to address the recovery challenges associated with the emerging Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) and A/UAM markets. 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.
These programs provide guidance and deep technical insight which enables ASR to continue to find applications and platforms to use its lifesaving XRD, TriChute, and Soteria product lines. The Air Force support for technology development will help to fill this unmet need for civilian and military applications.
About Aviation Safety Resources
Aviation Safety Resources, Inc., based in Nicholasville, Ky., 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 aviation professionals, ASR is the first to offer the next generation of whole-aircraft recovery systems and the first system specifically designed for the vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicles of Advanced/Urban Air Mobility (A/UAM). For more information, please visit www.aviationsafetyresources.com