PMA Apr. 2017
Who is the PMA?
The PMA is the association of paraglider manufacturers.
ADVANCE, BGD, Dudek, Edelrid, Flymaster Avionics, Gelvenor Textil, Gin Gliders, , Liros, Papesh, Sky Paragliders, Sky Sport Lanka, SOL Paragliders, SupAir, Swing, Turnpoint, UTT, U-turn, Woody Valley
PMA Apr. 2017
What are the goals of the PMA?
The PMA is the worldwide association of manufacturers of paraglider and paramotor systems, as well as the supplier. PMA represents the interests of its members at pilots associations, authorities and other institutions as an industrial association. The PMA also ensures the exchange of the members among themselves in safety and technical questions.
All members have committed themselves to apply the highest standard of industrial manufacture of their equipment and actively rise the safety of the pilots.
We all care about safety!
Several members of the PMA have been represented in the CEN / TC136 / WG-6 EN-standards for years to contribute their expertise. Also at the table are the representatives of the national pilots' associations and the test center. In the end, only standards can be adopted that are supported by all parties involved.
By far, the manufacturers do not comply with all requirements in the WG-6, which is probably also sometimes good. The influence of the EHPU (Association of European pilots associations) is already considerable. The convener of the WG-6 is also Chairman of the EHPU Airworthiness Committee.
The EN standardization is consensus work. The more sad, if one federation regularly steps out of this consensus to make its own thing! This is not only against the EN-Standard they also had worked on, this is also against the EHPU and this for against the pilots and manufacturer.
Every day more than 4 dozen test pilots, constructors and designers of the PMA members work to minimize the risks of paragliding, give pilots a better feeling in use and optimize the performance of the equipment.
there is only ONE Standard necessary for the safety of paraglider - PMA supports the EN-Standard and the work of the WG-6 - Thanks to all the experts for their not paid free working hours to support the safety!
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New PMA board of directors for the next 3 Years
President: Hannes Papesh (PHI)
Vive-President: Laurent Chiabaut (Supair)
CFO: Günther Wörl (Swing)
Secretary: Guido Reusch (GRC)
For more detail please see the MoM 2017
PMA meets test houses
On 5 December 2017, after a number of years, a direct meeting with the 3 accredited test houses will take place on the invitation of the PMA Executive Board at Bregenz.
The participants want to share their experiences regarding the accreditation and discuss the possible innovations for the EN certification at all.