MarS A.S. – the manufacturer of the M2 AAD has issued a mandatory service bulletin. Affected units must be returned to the manufacturer for repairs (or replacement). Problems are linked to a faulty sensor.
If you have one, make sure to check your serial number against the list as soon as possible. Troubled serial numbers are as follows:
- SN: 001330 – 001379;
- SN: 001384 – 001446
- SN: 001556 – 001727
According to the bulletin, MarS will cover manufacturer’s inspection, repair or replacement, and return shipping to the user/owner.
View or download here: SB_MarS_10112013
Long and short: all risers need to be inspected before next jump by a master rigger (or foreign equivalent).
The Service Bulletin illustrates what constitutes normal wear and what is considered damage. For any risers/rigs showing damage, the rig must be repaired prior to jumping and customer should contact Velocity Sports Equipment for further instructions.
Click here to view or download Service Bulletin, VSESB001
Download the bulletin from the Velocity Sports Equipment website.
Advanced Aerospace Designs – A.A.D. – makers of the Vigil automatic opener have released 2 new service bulletins:
PSB-9: Waterproof Inspection
Mandatory: has to do with the waterproofing of the unit. If a Vigil II Multimode (Civilan model) S/N 8021 or higher (DOM of 05 2007 or later) has been in contact or immersed in fluids, it must be returned to Vigil A.A.D. for an inspection before next jump.
Please note that Vigils that have not been in contact with water are not of concern – the Vigil II is waterproof and this bulletin a precautionary measure in case moisture penetrates the seal of the unit.
Read the entire bulletin here: PSB 9 – 2013-06-14
PSB-10: 14 Hour Automatic Shutdown
Advisory (not mandatory): intended for jumpers using a Vigil AAD II Multimode (Civilian Model) S/N 26172 or higher (DOM of 12 2011 or later).
Read the entire bulletin here: PSB 10 – 2013-06-14
Customers can contact A.A.D (Brussels, Belgium) or Vigil America (DeLand, Florida) for further information and instructions for those units that need to be sent in. You can obtain contact information from the Vigil website.
Heads up, Javelin owners!
Sun Path Products, Inc has issued Service Bulletin SPSB009: mandatory inspection and replacement of recalled housings (the metal things your cables are routed through).
Click to view or download SERVICE BULLETIN SPSB009 in it’s entirety and to see a list of serial numbers affected. The bulletin is available for download on the Sun Path website as well.
A quick summary:
SUBJECT: SUPPLIER/VENDOR RECALL OF PS70104 HOUSINGS (METAL FLEX HOSING INC)
STATUS: MANDATORY INSPECTION AND REPLACEMENT OF RECALLED HOUSINGS
IDENTIFICATION: ALL JA101-XX HARNESS CONTAINER ASSEMBLIES (JAVELIN ODYSSEY) WITH METAL FLEX HOUSING BATCH # 33234 A AND 33227, .375ID PS70104 HOUSINGS.
United Parachute Technologies has issued PSB 20132005 – Retractable Y Strap – Student Harness, making the previously optional y-strap mandatory on all UPT tandem harnesses by December 1, 2013.
COMPLIANCE DATE: The modification must be completed no later than December 1st, 2013. After that date, no tandem student harness which does not have the Y-Strap Retrofit installed is approved for use on any jump.
COMPLIANCE PROCEDURE: In an effort to reduce the financial impact on system owners, UUPT is selling the Y-Strap Retrofit components kit at its cost. The cost of a Y-Strap Retrofit components kit is
$50.00 (Part#043-001-005). It can be installed by any certificated rigger with minimal effort…
To order the Y-Strap Retrofit component kit, or if you have any questions, please contact Mike Maguire, at Uninsured United Parachute Technologies, LLC, 1645 Lexington Avenue, Deland Florida 32724;Telephone: 386-736-7589; Fax: 386-734-7537; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the service bulletin: PSB 20132005 – Retractable Y Strap – Student Harness