BRS And Diesel For OMF

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BRS, maker of ballistic recovery chutes for aircraft, said this week its new system for Light Sport airplanes is ready to go, and available for sale. Also, BRS President Mark Thomas said OMF Aircraft will include a BRS chute as standard equipment on its new four-place Symphony 4, which is expected to be on the market by the end of next year. OMF also will offer the chute as a $16,000 option on its two-place Symphony 160. The Thielert Centurion 1.7 powered Symphony will weigh in at $7,000 more than the standard 160, but offers higher efficiency, a constant-speed prop, FADEC-facilitated flight, plus push-of-a-button run-ups ... and the option to fly if 100LL goes away. Thomas said the BRS option for the 160 should be available by the end of this year. Derek Stinnes of OMF added that the chute is especially important when it comes to enticing the non-flying public into the world of aviation. "It's an option that everybody can understand," he said.