History

AAD nv/sa (1986), is an engineering company specialised in safety automation systems with Headquarters in Brussels.

Since 1997 AAD nv/sa has been focusing on the development of security devices for skydivers, by combining our expertise with those of professional skydivers, riggers and manufacturers.

  • 2014: New Vigil 2+ on the market.
  • 2012 &2013: over 30.000 units fielded and 150+ reported life saves
  • 2010 & 2011: More than 20.000 units and 120 life saves
  • 2009: 13.000 Units in the field and 60 life saves
  • 2008: 10.000 Units in the field…
  • 2007: The new Guardian Angel, The Vigil II entered the market…
  • 2006: More than 5000 Vigils in the field.
  • 2005: More than 100 dealers worldwide
  • 2004: Several reported life saves
  • 2003The Vigil® entered the market and started to serve skydivers
  • 2002Patent granted, the Vigil® project was born
  • 2001: First prototypes were tested
  • 2000: Electronic static started
  • 1999: A European patent was introduced

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