Flight Design has just released new Service Bulletin for the CT series of aircraft. Please pay attention to the exact applicability of this bulletin.
The bulletin refers to an inspection of the Airframe Emergency Parachute Egress Hatch for correct installation. This SB is applicable to CTSW aircraft up to serial number D-11-07-08 (including) and CTLS up to serial number F-13-11-02 (including). The bulletin is in response to an observation that was made as part of an accident investigation, where it was noticed that the hatch was incorrect installed. The incorrect installation did not contribute to the accident under investigation. But as a negative impact cannot be included from such a way of installation, and knowing that hatches are sometimes re-installed in-field, we have decided to mandate this inspection. In case of a incorrect installation, this SB requires removal and subsequent correct installation of the hatch. Compliance must be shown latest within 3 months following the issue date of this Notification, or at the next annual inspection of the aircraft, whichever comes first.
Non-compliance with these instructions could result in further damage, personal injuries or death.
We ask you to forward this documentation to all of your clients for their information and compliance.
Thank you for your cooperation.