Ballistic Recovery Systems -BRS- To Be Honored as One of the Best of the Best In Aerospace & Technology.SOUTH ST. PAUL St. Paul
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See : Bravery , Minn. -- BRS BRS - Big Red Switch. This abbreviation is fairly common on-line. is the recipient of Aviation Week's new Laureate lau·re·ate
1. Worthy of the greatest honor or distinction: "The nation's pediatrician laureate is preparing to lay down his black bag" James Traub.
2. Award as the top Business and General Aviation Company in 2004
It's another milestone for Ballistic Recovery Systems Ballistic Recovery Systems (commonly BRS) is a company that was formed in 1980 by Boris Popov after he survived a 400 foot fall in a partly collapsed hang glider in 1975. , Inc. (OTCBB OTCBB
See OTC Bulletin Board (OTCBB). :BRSI)(BRSparachutes.com) when the whole-airplane parachute company announced it has been named a recipient of a prestigious Laureate Award by Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine. Each spring since 1956, Aviation Week publishers have honored the best of the best in aerospace, recognizing the top individuals and teams who have made lasting contributions to the advancement of aerospace. BRS, a Minnesota based aviation safety company, is celebrating its 25th year and its on- board emergency parachute system has been credited with 177 lives saved. Bob Nelson, Chairman of the Board and BRS Chief Executive Officer, said he is humbled by the honor. "BRS helps saves lives, there is no greater achievement than that, but the Laureate award recognizes the dedication and commitment to aviation safety everyone affiliated with BRS has made over the past quarter century. This is truly about our employees who know the importance of their job -saving lives."
BRS will be in the first- ever recipient of a new distinguished award category; the Business and General Aviation class. Aviation Week publishers praised BRS for its innovation and advances in aviation safety saying; Ballistic Recovery Systems will be recognized for its ongoing research, and development programs to equip ultra lights and light airplanes with emergency parachute systems for the specific purpose of saving life and offering pilots a last-resort option in life-threatening situations.
The innovation to design a parachute to be fitted to an aircraft is an idea that was talked about for nearly a century. But it wasn't until 1975 when Boris Popov of St. Paul, Minnesota survived a 400- foot fall in a collapsed hang glider hang glider: see glider. that the concept of an emergency on-board On board usually means to be traveling on some vehicle. For example, Baby On Board. Compare with overboard.
Metaphorically, the term on-board is often used to refer to some piece of technology that is integrated in a moving vehicle, for example:
In the company's 25- year history, BRS has sold nearly 20,000 of its whole-plane parachute systems. Earlier this month, BRS reported $1,866,623 in sales in the first quarter fiscal 2005 ended December 31, 2004 ,which represents a 25.3% increase over the $1,489,965 figure reported for same period in fiscal 2004. Aviation Week & Space Technology's 48th annual Laureate Awards dinner will be held April 5th the winners, as well as this year's lifetime achievement Award recipient, will join a truly legendary honor role in aviation and aerospace accomplishment and distinction.
For more information on BRS contact: Larry E. Williams; BRS, Inc: Fleming Field Fleming Field is a small village in County Durham, in England. It is situated between Peterlee and Durham, next to Shotton Colliery. , 300 Airport Road; South St. Paul, MN 55075; USA(Larry Williams@BRSparachute.com) TEL TEL Telephone
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