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Cirrus to use airframe parachute system


Aircraft manufacturer Cirrus released its latest innovation called Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS) which can be used in an emergency to save the aircraft occupants using a parachute installed on its frame.

The original inspiration for the whole-airplane parachute on the Cirrus airplane was a mid-air collision that could have led to tragedy.

Cirrus said that from the start of its company, the profound passion for everyone at Cirrus is to create safer airplanes, safer pilots and safer skies. Not just for Cirrus pilots, but all pilots.



The parachute system is designed to protect occupants in the event of an emergency by lowering the aircraft to the ground after deployment. CAPS revolutionized general aviation safety by providing an additional measure of safety to occupants, similar in theory to the role of seatbelts in automobiles.

No other certified general aviation aircraft manufacturer in the world provides this safety feature as standard equipment, claimed Cirrus.

In the event of an in-flight emergency, pulling the red CAPS handle on the ceiling inside the cockpit deploys a solid-fuel rocket out a hatch that covers the concealed compartment where the parachute is stored. As the rocket carries the parachute rearward from the back of the airplane, the embedded CAPS airplane harness straps release from the fuselage.

Within seconds, the 65 inch (165 cm) diameter canopy will unfurl, controlling the aircraft rate of descent. The final landing is absorbed by the specialized landing gear, a roll cage and Cirrus Energy Absorbing Technology (CEAT) seats.

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