NPRM Addresses Cirrus Brake Fires

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The FAA has issued a Notice Of Proposed Rule Making to address concerns about brake fires in some Cirrus SR20 and SR22 aircraft. Four brake fires and two reports of airplanes losing directional control have been recorded, the FAA said. Cirrus issued Service Bulletins in December and January to address the problem. The bulletins required owners to upgrade the brakes and modify the fairings to make it easier to monitor brake temperatures. The proposed AD would also require the replacement of brake calipers or piston O-ring seals. The cost of compliance, the FAA estimates, could be up to about $2,700 if brake calipers need to be replaced. Comments are invited and must be received by the FAA by July 10.