Galaxy GRS UK Service agents
Recovery systems are used in many aircraft these days, we are able to arrange maintenance of existing systems or provide equipment for new installations.
Much more information can be found at the Galaxy web site click on the logo
In the event of an issue with your GRS or an accident
Emergency contact Steve Pike 07746 373637
The B.M.A.A have a TIL (technical information leaflet) No. TIL 063 issue 2.1 for Ballistic recovery systems.
A couple of key notes…
Mandatory maintenance. A GRS installation should be maintained in accordance with the approved maintenance requirements (the maintenance requirements that were approved by the BMAA or CAA when the BPRS installation was approved). These will normally be based on the BPRS system manufacturer’s maintenance requirements, but might include some installation-specific maintenance actions (specific to the particular aircraft, or aircraft type, the system is installed in). The BPRS system manufacturer’s maintenance requirements normally involve inspecting and repacking the parachute after a specified number of years, and reconditioning or replacing the rocket after a specified number of years (which may not be the same as the parachute repacking period). Maintenance actions that affect the rocket of the BPRS installation are mandatory and must be carried out. An aircraft with a time-expired rocket may not be flown until the rocket has been reconditioned or replaced (as required), or alternatively removed from the aircraft. The reason for rocket maintenance being mandatory is that a time-expired rocket could be unstable and is therefore a potential hazard in normal flight (not only when the system is activated in an emergency). It therefore no longer meets the basic requirement of UK approval.
Flight with a GRS system temporarily removed If a BPRS system is temporarily removed (or partially removed) for a short period of time for maintenance, the aircraft may still be flown subject to the following:
● If the BPRS activation handle remains in place it must be clearly marked as unserviceable.
● A BMAA Inspector must generate new weight and balance forms for the aircraft with the system removed. If the aircraft is a Microlight with a MAUW exceeding 450 kg (e.g. 472.5kg), MAUW must be reduced to 450kg for the period the system is removed. The new weight and balance forms must be submitted to, and be signed-off by, the BMAA Technical Office.
● Placards (including the cockpit load versus fuel trade-off placard) must be updated for the new empty weight and any change in MAUW.