AD NUMBER: 2008-02-18
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-02-18 SUMMARY: We are adopting a
new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cessna Aircraft
Company 172 series airplanes with the BRS -172 Parachute System
installed via Supplemental Type Certificate(STC) No. SA01679CH and
Cessna Aircraft Company 182 series airplanes that are equipped with
the BRS-182 Parachute System installed via STC No. SA01999CH.
This AD requires you to replace the pick-up collar support and
nylon screws for the BRS-172 and BRS-182 Parachute System.
This AD results from notification by Ballistic Recovery Systems,
Inc. (BRS) that the pickup collar assembly may prematurely move off
the launch tube and adversely affect rocket trajectory during
We are issuing this AD to prevent premature separation of the
collar, which could result in the parachute failing to successfully