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.
Today Airborne Systems has launched two new products. The Towed Jumper Release System (TJRS) and the SOLR Portable Test Stand (information below). Shephard Media released a press release on both products as well.
Airborne Systems is proud to host learning sessions for the Camden Youth Aviation Program. This program is geared towards youths with a passion for aviation, good grades, and a dedication to expand their knowledge and pursue a career in the aviation field. These careers range from pilots, aircraft manufacturing, aircraft maintenance, law related services, such […]
Airborne Systems North America will be exhibiting at DSEI in London in September. If you are attending, be sure to stop by. Visit the DSEI website to learn more about this world leading event.
Airborne Systems North America will be at the AIAA AVIATION show June 5-9th in booth 411. Come learn about our Space and Recovery capabilities!
PRODUCT LAUNCH: Airborne Systems’ Releases the Hi-5® PENNSAUKEN, NJ October 3rd, 2016: Airborne Systems North America proudly presents the Hi-5® as the latest addition to our line of High Performance Ram Air Parachutes. The Hi-5® is truly unique among military parachutes, demonstrating exceptional ram air glide performance while allowing glide modulation to descend quickly and […]