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Reference repository of public PMA documents, such as PMA Standards. PMA Standards will evolve over time – the respective latest versions are available here.

PMA Research Paper / DRAFT PMA Standard – Periodical Inspection of Paragliders

The “PMA Research Paper / DRAFT PMA Standard – Periodical Inspection of Paragliders” specifies uniform instructions and criteria to assess the airworthiness of a used paraglider. It is published for research purposes only.

Request for feedback: The PMA is publishing this DRAFT PMA standard in order to collect feedback from paraglider inspection companies, paraglider manufacturers, and other qualified entities. Please send your feedback to feedback-inspection-standard (at), using the feedback forms provided in the document.

Please note: This DRAFT PMA standard is published for research purposes only. The inspection tests and criteria laid out in this document may only be used in order to provide feedback to its authors towards a possible future PMA standard. Throughout this document, any reference to a standard is a reference to a DRAFT standard in its current form as a research paper. In its current form, this DRAFT PMA standard is non-binding and has no legal basis.

Version 2023.07.1, Research / DRAFT published 10 December 2023

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PMA Standard – Connecting Elements for Paragliding

The “PMA Standard – Connecting Elements for Paragliding” defines requirements and test methods for continuous vibration and structural strength of metallic and textile fasteners. Specifically, this standard applies to textile fasteners with manual closure and metal fasteners with manual as well as self locking device.

Version 2023.09.1, published 20 September 2023

PMA Style Guide

Basic guidance to PMA’s visual identity, specifically the PMA logo. May be helpful in conjunction with labelling products or services adhering to PMA Standards.

Published 22 June 2023