BUSINESS GOES BALLISTIC FOR BRS
Business is exploding for Ballistic Recovery Systems Inc. (BRS). The company noted a sales increase of 72.9 percent over the first quarter of last year. Sales for first quarter 2001 were $794,470. BRS attributed the majority of the increase to Cirrus Design Corporation, which installs the emergency parachute systems in its SR20 and SR22 aircraft. The system has also been used on Cessna 150s and noncertified recreational aircraft. BRS further expects to bolster its sales after signing an agreement with an investor who will help develop a parachute system for Cessna 172s. BRS officials said their system has been credited with saving at least 134 lives. For more, see the [http://www.AirplaneParachutes.com](http://www.AirplaneParachutes.com)Web site.