[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 world.
Over the last century, Airborne Systems has strived to continue Leslie Irvin’s legacy of passion and innovation. We design, test, and manufacture parachutes for the armed forces for the United States and over 50 of our allied countries, as well as parachutes for military aircraft and human and robotic space exploration. However, our success is not simply luck, it is due to the dedication of our employees. Our engineering team is constantly developing technology and new products for military and space applications. Our production team works tirelessly to
produce and ship the highest quality parachute products in the world. And our sales team travels the world demonstrating products and educating customers. We are a team of passionate individuals who are laser focused on the constantly evolving needs of our customers.
We are proud to celebrate 100 years as the number one parachute company in the world on June 18th, 2019. Not only is this a major milestone for Airborne Systems, but also for the skydiving and aerospace industries. Happy 100th anniversary, Airborne!
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