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Expired cypres

 


sl4ck  (B License)

Jul 24, 2012, 5:37 AM
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Need just a simple answear to a simple question.

When you see in Cypress Test Certificate:

DOM 5/2001

Unit is airworthy Until: 08/2013

Does this means unit can be used until 01/08/2013 or 31/08/2013 ?

Thanks
Blue skies!


piisfish

Jul 24, 2012, 5:45 AM
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31/08/2013 is still 08/2013 Smile
it will be airworthy till the end of august 2013 as long as revisions and batteries are up to date


sl4ck  (B License)

Jul 24, 2012, 9:05 AM
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Thank you piisfish :D


5.samadhi

Jul 24, 2012, 3:26 PM
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In reply to:
31/08/2013 is still 08/2013 Smile
it will be airworthy till the end of august 2013 as long as revisions and batteries are up to date
if the cypres expires before the reserve repack date does the container need to be opened up and the cypres removed before the scheduled repack? Or can we leave the cypres in until the scheduled repack?


mark  (D 6108)

Jul 24, 2012, 4:33 PM
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In reply to:
if the cypres expires before the reserve repack date does the container need to be opened up and the cypres removed before the scheduled repack? Or can we leave the cypres in until the scheduled repack?

Assuming you are followinging U.S. rules --

105.43(c): "If installed, the automatic activation device must be maintained in accordance with manufacturer instructions for that automatic activation device."

You are not required to have an AAD in your rig. If you do, though, then it must be in date even if it is not turned on.

When the AAD expires (or needs a 4- or 8-year check, or needs batteries because the current set is dead, etc), the rig cannot be jumped. If you want to jump it, the rig must be opened and the AAD serviced or removed.

Mark


pchapman  (D 1014)

Jul 24, 2012, 5:29 PM
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Yes, an expired AAD must be pulled out in many jurisdictions, like the USA.

In practice I think it isn't uncommon for someone to just keep jumping the rig until the next repack, and then remove the AAD. As a rigger, at the previous repack I would have marked very clearly on the repack card when the rig timed out due to the AAD, earlier than the normal 180 day cycle. But if a jumper sneaks it by manifest, that's their issue...


potatoman  (Student)

Jul 25, 2012, 2:21 AM
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Simple answer: Come 2013/07, order the vigil.

It will tell you when it is no good anymore.

OK, no replies required.....



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