Reliable Paragliding Equipment

Pioneering spirit and Swiss precision.
Our story.

Putting our ideas into the air. That’s what we can do. For more than 30 years, ADVANCE have kept the needs and wishes of our pilots at the forefront. With Swiss precision we refine model after model. Highest quality and absolute reliability have our top priority, in the air and in our customer service. So from pioneers we have become perfectionists, and a leading worldwide comprehensive service provider.

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Advance since 1988

Rolf Zeltner Founder and CEO ADVANCE

"The incentive to repay the trust and confidence of pilots motivates us day by day. With new ideas and leading products. With perfect service and a unique look."

ADVANCED Technology. Our Philosophy.

Following our own route, staying true to our standards: this is how the legendary innovation of ADVANCE originated. Sometimes we are ahead of the times. Sometimes we polarise. Our motto: Only those who leave the mainstream get ahead. That is why experts often follow our lead. We take the time to develop our equipment to the finest detail before we release it to pilots.

Made by ADVANCE.
Our own Production.

If you set high standards you must be able to meet them. That is why we create our products ourselves. For years ADVANCE have had their own production facility in Ho-Chi-Minh (Vietnam). “Precision and perfection in every working step” applies to our entire operation. Our products are prepared using the latest technologies. This is how we generate the conditions required to achieve the highest quality.

The Vinh Tran Huu Head of ADVANCE production

"Quality is the result of a long process. Precision and perfection at every step of the process is our priority."

And the winner is...
Our competition successes.

High performance sport drives innovation and progress. For years a small but dedicated team have achieved countless sporting successes for the brand.  After longstanding dominance in classical contests ADVANCE today concentrate their sporting efforts primarily on the hardest paraglider race of all time, the X-Alps, and on cross country competition. This also influences serial products. They are becoming even lighter and more convenient to use.

Team Pilots

Near you: Our Worldwide Network.

Our global network consists of several hundred specialists and dealers. This ensures that ADVANCE is represented in your area. Our main base in Thun (Switzerland) has a staff of around 30: here is the source of our innovation, and here our marketing, operations, support and service employees are busy. We have a service workshop in France, and more than 300 production workers in our dedicated factory in Ho-Chi-Minh (Vietnam) who make our products: paragliders, harnesses, rucksacks and accessories – to the highest standards.