The electric airplanes that George Bye and his company are cooking up in Colorado will come with a parachute, Bye Aerospace announced on August 10.
Aviation Safety Resources Inc. will supply the full-airframe parachute that will give pilots flying the eFlyer 2, currently in testing for certification, an option if things go sideways.
ASR, of Kentucky, will design, prototype, and test the recovery system.
“We applaud Bye Aerospace for their commitment to safety,” said Larry Williams, ASR president and CEO. “Our Soteria line whole-aircraft emergency recovery parachute systems are designed to safely bring down an entire aircraft and its occupants in the event of a severe inflight emergency. Soteria solutions provide aircraft designers and, ultimately, customers, sleeker installations and more cost-effective safety solutions. We look forward to collaborating with the Bye Aerospace team to develop a recovery system that matches the unique configuration of the eFlyer 2.”
“Being a pioneer, by definition, this road has not been built before, so, here we go,” Bye said.