+VIDEO More speed, more info, more passenger comforts and new colour schemes are all features of the latest 2022 Cirrus SR piston aircraft.
Revealed late on Tuesday, the new model year SRs have detail changes to the airframe for reduced drag giving up to 9kt extra speed or reduced fuel burn – your choice.
The changes include sleeker wing and tail surfaces thanks to smoother edges to the ice panels, and the wheel pants are redesigned with tighter tolerances.
There’s a new remote unlock and keyless entry to the luggage compartment with a pocket to hold two quarts of engine oil, and ‘Spectra’ illuminated steps offering better step and ground visibility during dark or low light conditions.
The Cirrus IQ phone app is redesigned with new features on its status screen:
- Maintenance Minder tracks approaching inspections and sends notifications when they are due. When flying, the flight hour meter automatically updates the inspection cards with a progress bar and countdown to the upcoming inspection event.
- My Trips module automatically logs every flight and curates key trip statistics and achievements earned while flying. My Trips will be released in February 2022.
- The Warranty section references the date and flight hour limits of coverage for Spinner-to-Tail warranty, and CMX coverage, if applicable.
Eight new exterior paint colours include one called Himalayan Salt, shown in the photos and video released by Cirrus.
Ivy McIver, Director of the SR Series Product Line, said, “The model year 2022 G6 SR is refreshed to seamlessly sync with your life – taking you further, keeping you connected and distinguishing your style in the air and on the ramp. This latest update to the G6 embodies our passion for continued innovation and commitment to design.”
More than 8,000 SR aircraft have been delivered in the 20 years since the first SR was certified. The Cirrus Airframe Parachute system has so far saved 220 lives, said the company.
Zean Nielsen, CEO of Cirrus Aircraft, added, “In 2022, we are poised to continue as the market leader in personal aviation and streamline the flying experience with the G6 SR Series aircraft.”