FAA Issues Airworthiness Directive for Certain Vector SE Containers
Friday, April 23, 2021
On April 22, the Federal Aviation Administration adopted an Airworthiness Directive for certain United Parachute Technologies Vector SE harness-and-container systems. Models V3SE-360-1, V3SE-360-2, V3SE-360-3, V3SE-361, V3SE-364 and V3SE-364-1 with a date of manufacture after April 30, 2013, and before February 1, 2021, may have a reserve parachute pin cover that catches and prevents the reserve parachute from deploying. The cost of compliance with a previously issued UPT Service Bulletin is estimated at $85 to $114 per parachute system. The AD becomes effective on May 7, with more information available in the Federal Register.