PIONEER AEROSPACE CORPORATION
A SUBSIDIARY OF
Has Been Acquired By
Pioneer Aerospace Corporation, a subsidiary of Safran Electronics and Defense
Pioneer Aerospace Corporation began manufacturing parachutes for the US Military in 1938 as a division of the Cheney Silk Mills and is responsible for making the first synthetic parachute out of nylon, which the company supplied to Allied soldiers in WWII. Pioneer has designed and manufactured recovery systems for many NASA missions and is a world-renowned supplier of Aerial Delivery Systems. Pioneer was acquired by Safran in 2018 as part of the acquisition of Zodiac Aerospace.
Aviation Safety Resources, Inc.
Aviation Safety Resources, Inc., based in Nicholasville, Ky., designs, tests, and produces whole aircraft emergency recovery parachute systems designed to safely bring down the entire aircraft and its occupants in the event of an in-air emergency. Staffed by a team of experienced aviation professionals, ASR is the first to offer the next generation of whole-aircraft recovery systems and the first system specifically designed for the vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicles of Advanced/Urban Air Mobility (A/UAM).
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