Lancair Mako Adds BRS Whole Aircraft Parachute

The “ultimate safety system” is one of the latest options announced for the new Mako.

Lancair Mako
The BRS Aerospace whole aircraft parachute system is a new option for the Lancair Mako.BRS Aerospace

Following in the contrails of Cessna 172 and 182 models, Lancair International announced this week that the latest option to be offered for the newly-designed Mako four-seater is the BRS Aerospace whole aircraft parachute system. The single-engine piston-powered aircraft's design features will "easily accommodate" the BRS parachute, BRS announced in a release.

"We are very pleased that Lancair is offering the BRS Aerospace whole aircraft parachute recovery system as a Mako option because of its positive experience with BRS on other models and because the ultimate safety system gives the spouses and families of pilots an added measure of safety and reassurance," said BRS President Enrique Dillon.

"BRS Aerospace helps take the Lancair Mako to a higher level of safety, especially important to the spouses, families and friends of pilot owners. The Lancair has a similar whole aircraft parachute system to that used successfully in other aircraft lines, which give many families additional piece of mind."

After announcing the return of the Mako in June, Lancair International owners Mark and Conrad Huffstutler unveiled the composite experimental alternative to the Cirrus SR22 or Cessna TTx at AirVenture 2017. Depending on the options, the new Mako is expected to cost between $250,000 and $500,000.