Cirrus debuts five seating capacity

Cirrus Aircraft has introduced expanded seating capacity in its SR20, SR22 and SR22T general aviation aircraft models, available for 2012.

The new 60/40 FlexSeating features a wider back seat, highlighted by a 60/40 fold-down split in the rear seat for five-person maximum aircraft occupancy, company officials said. The folding versatility of the new seat, coupled with a rear cargo net, give greater utility and capacity and also make loading the aircraft easier, officials add. In addition, 2012 Cirrus models are 10 pounds lighter.

The fold-down feature operates like an automobile via an easy access mechanism that eliminates the need for pulling pins to configure seats, company officials explain. The FlexSeating makes three, three-point, over-the-shoulder seatbelts in the rear seat as well as five headphone jacks, and five oxygen ports (when the built-in-oxygen system is installed) integrated into the cabin. The new seating also offers a three-position recline feature, company officials said.

Cirrus’s 60/40 FlexSeating also includes an automobile-style child seat restraint system, called LATCH, which allows passengers to secure child seats with ease. Additionally, the LATCH system meets the same federal regulations of automobile manufacturers. Cirrus is the first to bring this high safety standard to any aircraft, company officials said.

Deliveries of the newly-equipped aircraft are already underway.

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  1. guest says

    They can put 10 seats in the plane. It doesn’t matter. It’s over weight with only 3 people and full fuel……..

  2. guest says

    It’s about time GA manufacturers started doing this!  Good for Cirrus.  I’ve always been frustrated with trying to load the cargo area of modern composite A/C, plus the lack of child seat “LATCH” points.  Bravo!

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