FAA Issues Airworthiness Directive for the Cirrus Vision Jet

The AD stems from a ground incident when a pilot saw smoke rising from the right side of the cockpit. Courtesy Trip Taylor/COPA

The FAA adopted an airworthiness directive effective June 11, 2020, for the Cirrus Vision Jet SF50 that requires the removal of the headset amplifier and microphone interface circuit boards for the 3.5 mm audio and microphone jacks.

The AD, sent to all US owners and operators of the Cirrus Vision Jet, was originally created as an Emergency AD, in February 2020, prompted by a ground incident when a Vision Jet pilot noticed smoke rising from the right sidewall interior panel. The FAA says failure to comply with this AD could lead to an uncontained cabin fire that could injury people onboard and lead to a loss of aircraft control. No special flight permits will be issued to address this issue. The only exceptions to this AD are operators who previously complied with the Emergency AD.

Originally published as a safety-of-flight issue, the original AD did not allow for public comments. The agency is now requesting comments, data and suggestions not later than July 27, 2020 through its Regulations.gov site, by Fax or by mail listed under the “addresses” section of the directive.

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