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Airworthiness advisory Paraglider Harness with integrated Safety System

SubjectParaglider Harness with integrated Safety System
On a paraglider harness with an integrated safety equipment container the fixing of the splint rope to the strap of the release handle was not suitable because of a failure in the sewing. The same construction piece has been used on all the paraglider harnesses Sup Air Race, Paratech A1, Sup Air Profeel Race, Paratech Sup Air A 2, Paratech B1, UP Action LX, and Passenger. Therefore all the harnesses of this pattern could be affected.

In agreement with the companies Aerosport and UP-Europe the DHV has, as a precaution, decided on the following safety measures:
  1. On all paraglider harnesses referred to above the sewing of the "splint rope", marked with an x, on the belt of the safety release handle is to be tested to a load of at least 20kg.
  2. Those which fail must be reworked.

This airworthiness instruction came into force when it was published in the News for Paragliders and Hang Gliders (NfGH). The safety measures must be carried out before the equipment is used again.
The check can be carried out by the owner of the harness.
Reworking can be arranged through the company Aerosport, Grafenstraße 26, 83094 Brannenburg, Tel 08034 1034, Fax 08034 3384, and UP-Europe, Gut Mühleck, 82404 Sindelsdorf, Tel. ++498856 82413, Fax ++498856 82416

Gmund, 11. April 1996