Airframe life limit

The “airframe life limit” is 12,000 hrs on the SR20; 4,350 on the SR22 (source: TCDS A00009CH ). My questions: What is the impact of the life limit? Does it have any special regulatory meaning? Can an SR20 with 12,001 hours be airworthy?

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John “JT” Helms

The reason for the difference in the limits between the SR20 and SR22 is presumably just that Cirrus Design have not yet completed the life testing on the SR22 airframe - it is quite common for a newly introduced aircraft to have a low airframe life.

Can anyone explain the huge difference in airframe lifetime between the 20 and 22. What does this all mean and how will this affect the resale value of the 22.