Parachutes de France Techno 240-B Reserve Parachute, part number R
01-240-B, all serial numbers.
Requirement: Use of the affected parachute is
Note: EASA AD 2006-0105-E refers.
Compliance: From the effective date of this
This Airworthiness Directive becomes effective on 3 May
Background: The European Aviation Safety
Authority (EASA) has determined that the opening altitude
loss/opening time of the Techno 240-B reserve parachute is not
acceptable. Also, EASA has rejected the manufacturer’s
proposed solution, Safety Bulletin BSC_06_002 dated 21.04.2006. As
a consequence, the use of all Techno 240-B reserve parachutes is
prohibited. This is considered to be an interim action until an
acceptable solution is achieved.