BLOOMER, Wis. — Flight Resource, the world’s largest distributor of MT Propellers, reports that an STC has been approved to install 4-blade MT composite propellers on the Cirrus SR22 and SR22T, including those with Flight Into Known Icing (FIKI).
Cassidian Aviation Training Services (CATS) has selected Cirrus SR20s and SR22s for training France’s Air Force and Navy pilots. A fleet of 13 SR20s will train pilots at the French air force base of Salon de Provence. An additional fleet of seven SR22s will be dedicated to training flights of navigating officers arm systems (NOSA) and liaison flights, in particular to accompany the French Air Force’s aerobatic team.
Despite all the safety features it has, from a glass cockpit to a whole airframe parachute, the Cirrus SR-22 has a higher fatal accident rate than most similar airplanes from other manufacturers. “Why, with every safety advantage, has this come to be true?” asks Richard Collins in his blog at Air Facts. “It can only be because of one thing: The Cirrus pilot.” See if you agree
Continental Motors, Inc. has introduced its TSIO-550-N1B, expanding turbo normalized engine options for Cirrus SR22 aircraft. Current owners now have the opportunity to enjoy the same powerful turbo performance as a new SR22T aircraft, company officials said.
Cirrus Aircraft has named Ian Bentley vice president and managing director of international sales.
A pilot with commercial, multi-engine and instrument ratings, Bentley joined Cirrus in 1997 as director of sales support. He also has served as vice president of customer relations and vice president of products and services.
For more information: CirrusAircraft.com.