Cirrus grounds company aircraft after engine problem

Cirrus SR22T aircraft
Cirrus Aircraft SR22T. Photo: Ed Hicks

BREAKING NEWS Cirrus Aircraft has contacted owners to warn them of a Service Bulletin that will soon be on its way from Continental Aerospace Technologies. The SB will affect all SR22 and SR22T aircraft manufactured between 1 June 2021 and 7 February 2023.

The company told owners that ‘out of an abundance of caution’ it has paused all internal flight operations on affected aircraft, so no training, no ferry flying, no customer deliveries, no demonstration flights etc.

Operations with all SR20s and SR22s and SR22Ts with engines manufactured prior to June 2021 are not affected and will continue to be flown by the company without restriction.

A representative of Continental Aerospace Technologies told FLYER:

“Continental is taking an abundance of caution regarding a potential flight safety issue. While we are currently working directly with the FAA regarding the affected aircraft, we are proactively making the decision to encourage all flights powered by a Continental 360, 470, 520, 550 engine manufactured between June 1, 2021 through February 7, 2023 to pause flight until further information is available.”

Continental IO-520 engine

An IO-520 engine from Continental. Photo: Continental

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