AD 2008-22-18 Ballistic Recovery System
December 9, 2008
This AD applies to all 150, A150, 152, and A152 that have a BRS-150 Parachute System with serial numbers in the range 5001-5006 installed.
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cessna Aircraft
Company (Cessna) 150 series airplanes with the BRS-150 Parachute System installed via Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SA64CH. This AD requires you to replace the pick-up collar support and nylon screws for the BRS-150 Parachute System. This AD results from notification by Ballistic Recovery Systems, Inc. (BRS) that the pick-up collar assembly may prematurely move off the launch tube and adversely affect rocket trajectory during deployment. We are issuing this AD to
prevent premature separation of the collar. This condition could result in the parachute failing to successfully deploy.
2008-22-18 Cessna Aircraft Company: Amendment 39-15715; Docket No. FAA-2008-0790; Directorate Identifier 2008-CE-042-AD.
(a) This AD becomes effective on December 9, 2008.
(c) This AD applies to Models 150, 150A, 150B, 150C, 150D, 150E, 150F, 150G, 150H, 150J, 150K, A150K, 150L, A150L, 150M, A150M, 152, and A152 airplanes that:
(1) Have a BRS-150 Parachute System with a serial number in the range of 50001 through 50006 installed via Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SA64CH; and
(2) Are certificated in any category.
(d) This AD results from notification by Ballistic Recovery Systems, Inc. (BRS) that the pick-up collar assembly may prematurely move off the launch tube and adversely affect rocket trajectory during deployment. We are issuing this AD to prevent premature separation of the collar. This condition could result in the parachute failing to successfully deploy.
(e) To address this problem, you must do the following, unless already done:
- (i) Within the next 25 hours time-in-service after December 9, 2008 (the effective date of this AD),
- (ii) Follow BRS Service Bulletin SB 2008-04-01R1, issued April 24, 2008.
- (iii) Remove the pick-up collar support, nylon screws, and launch tube and replace with a new pick-up collar support, custom tension screws, and new launch tube.
Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)
(f) The Manager, Chicago Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Send information to Attn: Gregory Michalik, Senior Aerospace Engineer, Chicago ACO, FAA, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018; telephone: (847) 294-7135; fax: (847) 294-7834; e-mail: [email protected] Before using any approved AMOC on any airplane to which the AMOC applies, notify your appropriate principal inspector (PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local FSDO.
Material Incorporated by Reference
(g) You must use BRS Service Bulletin SB 2008-04-01 R1, issued April 24, 2008, to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise.
(1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of this service information under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51.
(2) For service information identified in this AD, contact Ballistic Recovery Systems, Inc., 380 Airport Road, South Saint Paul, MN 55075-3551; telephone: (651) 457-7491; fax: (651) 457-8651; email: [email protected]; Internet: http://www.brsparachutes.com.
(3) You may review copies at the FAA, Central Region, Office of the Regional Counsel, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; or at the National Archives and Records Administration
(NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to:
Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on October 21, 2008.