Kicking off the eighth annual meeting of the Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association, Cirrus Aircraft introduced the SR22T, the newest member of the SR22 family of composite piston aircraft. The key feature in the new SR22T is the availability of the Teledyne Continental Motors (TCM) twinturbocharged TSIO-550-K engine. This engine installation was co-developed via a partnership between engineers at TCM and Cirrus Aircraft and is not currently available in any other production aircraft, according to Cirrus officials.
“In addition to a quieter operation, lower weight, a smoother ride and many other refinements, the new SR22T offers Cirrus customers a high performance, twin turbo-charged option with the additional benefit of greater future fuel flexibility,” said Pat Waddick, Cirrus executive vice president.
Starting with the latest generation SR22 airframe, design improvements for SR22T include the installation of the TSIO-550-K engine fully backed by a TCM factory warranty, smoother and lighter nose landing gear and a redesigned cowl with dedicated induction inlets and exit air louvers for improved cooling. The SR22T also features new environmental control system hardware that supports up to 50° of additional cabin heating capability at all altitudes. Finally, all SR22T standard and customer optional systems – flight into known icing, environmental systems, charts, weather, including engine operations, and more – integrate seamlessly with the Cirrus Perspective by Garmin cockpit.
Performance is also upgraded, company officials said. Notable enhancements include improved takeoff and climb, quieter takeoff and climb noise levels, higher useful load and better deceleration from high-speed.
The SR22T carries a base price of $475,000 and is well-equipped at $525,900. Orders can be placed immediately as SR22T production is underway with first customer deliveries made on June 21 at company headquarters in Duluth, Minnesota.
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