After several fractures of aluminium harnesscarabiner Parafly Automatic from AustriAlpin during use in 2003 and 2004, the manufacturer was asked to prove fatigue strength against vibration. The last deadline was 1. March 2005. This proof has not been shown up today. Tests conducted in the order of DHV to aluminium harnesscarabiner Parafly Automatic from AustriAlpin showed low values of fatigue strength against vibration. The in flight safety is gravely affected. The DHV has decided on the following precautionary safety measure:
All harness carabiners Parafly Automatic by Austrialpin, must not be used any more.
The airworthiness instruction comes into effect with the publishing of the NFGH (Paraglider and Hanglider news).