About Us

Airborne Systems is the world’s most trusted resource for parachute design and manufacturing. We have a foundation of nearly 100 years of designing, developing, and fabricating parachutes. With the expertise of highly skilled engineers, craftsmen, and aerospace and defense professionals, we have gone beyond our company’s original founding principle of landing aviators safely, to using advanced technology to develop a diverse range of products for all kinds of applications and missions. Our company creates and manufactures best-in-class parachutes for the military; GPS precision guided cargo delivery systems; low cost cargo delivery parachutes; parachute releases; personnel and cargo systems; rescue and survival equipment; space and air vehicle recovery systems; and deceleration systems for high-performance aircrafts.

Providing renowned high-performance and quality products to global aerospace and military markets, as well as engineering design services, is what Airborne Systems is all about. We continue to build on our innovative accomplishments with an uncompromising commitment to provide best-in-class parachute products and services to our customers worldwide. Every day, we create value for our customers by changing and adding capabilities throughout the organization, from systems engineering and creative design, to project management and manufacturing, using the latest technological tools.

We are committed to high performance, superior quality, and technology-leading innovation as our contribution to the success of our customers’ missions.

Who we are

Engineering High Performance Aerial Delivery Systems

At Airborne Systems, we engineer and manufacture high-quality, high-performance personnel and cargo aerial delivery systems and related products for the military. We also have a strong presence in the humanitarian and space & recovery industries. For nearly a century, we have set the standard for capability, quality and performance with our world-class engineering, manufacturing, training and service.

Hundreds of Man-Years of Design and Engineering Experience

Each facility within the Airborne Systems group has a team of experienced engineers, technicians and staff who bring their combined experience to every product request, regardless of their sizes. Our renowned design innovation and engineering expertise provide reliable, practical and creative solutions to customer requirements. Having this deep knowledge base means we can provide rapid, cost effective selection or creation of the right design for your requirements.

Expert Workmanship

We know that someone’s life depends on every product we make. You can count on Airborne Systems to develop products that meet or exceed the most rigid quality standards. We use the latest fabrics to optimize fit-weight, aerodynamics and structural performance. Expert workmanship is applied to every product that leaves our factories. Every aspect of production is done with meticulous attention from measuring, cutting, stitching, gluing, and metal forging to precision assembly. This craftsmanship has been the trademark of our reputation and inspired the confidence that customers place in our products.

Engineering Quality into Every Product

Our reputation for quality is a result of many factors, from expertise and experience to understanding fabric characteristics and the practical use of every product; from its initial concept through design, development and production.

Engineering Services – We bring the most experienced team of engineers in the industry to the table. They are dedicated to providing innovative, high-performance solutions that are the best in their class. Our engineering services include:

Product customization

  • Fabric design
  • System engineering
  • Systems analysis
  • Mechanical design
  • Control systems
  • Product testing
  • Program management
  • Rigging and packing
  • Logistics

Purchase Order Clauses

Maintenance Services

Highest On-Time Delivery

Meeting or exceeding our customers’ delivery expectations is an integral part of the way we do business. Through modern work flow processes and proven scheduling methods, we have earned our reputation for meeting deadlines.

Responsive Technical Support

Customers worldwide value our ability to follow through after delivery, providing continuity of program knowledge and a flexible “can do” response in tracking equipment and monitoring performance.

Competitive Pricing

Cost improvement programs and manufacturing processes are continually adopted at each of our factories to ensure that they continue to remain competitive.

Pre- and Post-Sales Support

Our engineers, technicians and trainers bring added value though their involvement in the concept, explanation, problem solving and decision process, fielding, training and service life of every product.

Customers & Markets We Serve

Airborne Systems delivers innovative solutions to achieve mission success in diverse environments and conditions for U.S. and allied military forces and special operations worldwide, state and local governments, emergency first-responders, humanitarian organizations, and aerospace.



Code of Ethics

Please see below a summary of our code of ethics. Our full ethical policy is available to our customers, suppliers and investors on request.

The Airborne Systems Code of Ethics outlines expected behavior for all Airborne Systems employees, members of the Board of Directors, Officers, agents, consultants, contract labor, or others, when they are representing or acting for the corporation.

Airborne Systems will conduct its business fairly, impartially, in an ethical and proper manner, and in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. In conducting its business, integrity must underlie all company relationships, including those with customers, suppliers, communities and among employees. Employees will not engage in conduct or activity that may raise questions as to the company’s honesty, impartiality, reputation or otherwise cause embarrassment to the company. Those subject to this Code will ensure that they comply with this Code of Ethics.

Each employee agrees that he or she:

Will not engage in any activity that might create a conflict of interest for Airborne Systems or for themselves individually.

Will not take advantage of their Airborne Systems position to seek personal gain through the inappropriate use of Airborne Systems or non-public information or abuse their position. This includes avoiding insider trading or other self-dealing activities.

Will follow all restrictions on use and disclosure of confidential information. This includes following all requirements for protecting Airborne Systems limited-access data or proprietary information and also ensuring that non-Airborne Systems proprietary information is used and disclosed only as authorized by the owner of the information or as otherwise permitted by law.

Will observe that fair dealing is the foundation for all transactions and interactions.

Will protect all company customer and supplier assets and use them only for appropriate company approved activities.

Without exception, will comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.

Will promptly report any illegal conduct to the Compliance Officer or other appropriate Airborne Systems management person.

Please be aware that it is improper for any employee to do through a third person what he or she is prohibited from doing directly. Every employee has the responsibility to ask questions, seek guidance, and report suspected violations of this Code. Retaliation against employees who come forward to raise genuine concerns will not be tolerated.