Forced Aeromotive Technologies of Englewood, Colorado, has been issued an S.T.C. for installation of its supercharger system on Cirrus SR22 aircraft. The supernormalizer system utilizes a low boost, belt driven centrifugal supercharger for extra take-off, climb and cruise performance, said Rod Sage, the company’s chief engineer.
“The supercharger system brings increased performance and reliability to general aviation without the engine heat and maintenance headaches of turbocharger systems,” Sage told GeneralAviationNews.com.
The Forced Aeromotive supercharger currently is in use on 20 Cessna 182s with thousands of maintenance free hours logged, Sage pointed out. The supenormalizer system will be available soon at Cirrus Service centers across the country and is available now on line, he said.
The supercharged SR22 has “outstanding climb and economy,” Sage said. Comparing standard, turbo and supercharged Cirrus climb and fuel rates, he claimed a minute faster time to climb to 12,000 feet and almost three minutes saved in a climb to 17,000 feet.