CAPS replacement/renewal

How often is the CAPS supposed to be renewed? Can someone provide a reference for this. Thanks.


The rocket has to be replaced and the chute repacked (in practice this is done at the same time by installing an exchange package) after 10 years. The 10 years starts at the date of manufacture of the rocket - the date it is due will be in the aircraft logbook.

The line cutters (2 of) have a 6 year life. Again the date these are due will be in the aircraft logbook.

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