FAA Issues Emergency AD on Parachutes

 - May 26, 2014, 12:35 PM

The FAA issued a safety alert (SAFO) on May 22 to let owners, operators and riggers of Basik Air Concept Parachutes know that France’s Directorate General for Civil Aviation issued an emergency AD, EAD UF-2012-007, covering the product. The DGAC issued the AD because Basik Air Concept manufactured and shipped reserve parachute systems without production approval from the French authority. The AD was issued for any reserve parachute system, as well as harnesses, reserve canopies and associated accessories, manufactured by Basik Air Concept and delivered after Sept. 30, 2011, without an EASA Form 1 release certificate.