Unless you’ve been living on a different planet, you may have already heard that NASA has just landed the heaviest and most sophisticated rover, Percy (OK, officially Perseverance), on the Red planet. What you may not have heard is that a hundred year old company in Southern California, just 50 miles south of NASA JPL, […]
By now, some of you have figured out there was a secret message in our parachute that just landed on Mars last week. But what did it say? Find out the decoding of the message here.
Airborne Systems is pleased to announce the Intruder® 210R reserve parachute has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) TSO-C23(f) certification, the latest and most stringent FAA certification standard. The Intruder® 210R is offered for use with our iRaider harness system, and is compatible with the full range of Instructor parachutes from 170 to 230. This integrated […]
We talked about our Journey to Mars, then we talked about the official launch to Mars, but now what? What comes next? Since we have a bit of time before we land on Mars on February 18, 2021 20:00 UTC, here is some key information on the mission itself, parachutes aside. “Perseverance is now on […]
Something BIG is happening! The launch window for the Atlas V541 Rocket opens 7/30/20 at 7:50am EST, 4:50AM PST. This launch will mark the beginning of a seven month countdown to when the Perseverance rover will begin its entry, decent, and landing sequence on its last phase of its journey to the surface of Mars. […]
On 22 Sept 2019, Airborne Systems successfully completed the second guided parafoil high-altitude research flight of the GPHAR II precision delivery system. Released from a helium balloon from an altitude of 101,140 ft MSL, the self-steering 230 ft2 GPHAR II parafoil parachute recovered a 97 kg test payload, and delivered the payload successfully to within […]
[June 18, 2019] 100 years ago, Leslie Irvin took a leap of faith, making the first intentional freefall jump in history on April 19, 1919. Two months later, on June 18, 1919, he officially formed the Irvin Air Chute Company, known today as Airborne Systems. Leslie Irvin created the most successful parachute company in the […]
Over the past several months, Airborne Systems has released a special tribute each month commemorating the 100th anniversary of two momentous events for our founder Leslie Irvin. On June 18, 1919 Leslie incorporated the Irvin Air Chute Company which has continued to grow and thrive throughout the years to become what is today known as […]
Airborne Systems North America is Awarded US Marine Corps Enhanced Multi-Mission Parachute System Contract
Pennsauken, New Jersey [January 5, 2018] Airborne Systems is honored to announce that we have been officially awarded the contract for the Enhanced Multi-Mission Parachute System (E-MMPS) for the United States Marine Corps (USMC). The E-MMPS is equipped with an Airborne Systems proprietary Hi-5 canopy and Edge harness container, as well as an attachable military […]
Airborne Systems is proud to be exhibiting at BIDEC in Bahrain this week where we are showcasing our products and demonstrating many of our capabilities. Check out this article from the Bahrain News Agency featuring Joe DeCosta from the Airborne Systems team.