Next Dimension Aircraft (ND) has unveiled a pre-owned aircraft program, dubbed WORPE9, which provides customized Cirrus SR22 aircraft with a high-performance Tornado Alley Turbo (TAT) powerplant and Avidyne Entegra Release 9 avionics suite.
“We recognize a niche that exists for customers who want a safe, warranty-backed high-performance aircraft, but don’t want to bear the costs of a new plane; nor be forced to deal with the large loss in value generally associated with a new aircraft purchase,” said Scott Crenshaw, president.
ND offers several ways for clients to secure an aircraft, including custom configuring an aircraft online at NDAircraft.com, selecting from an existing stock of upgraded aircraft, or having their own aircraft converted in accordance with the program. No matter the upgrade choice, each aircraft will come equipped with a GAMISPEC IO-550N engine with the TAT system, which delivers cruise speeds in excess of 200 KTAS.
“We are very excited to be involved in this great opportunity with ND Aircraft,” said Tim Roehl, president of Tornado Alley Turbo. “We have several exciting new product improvements coming out that will significantly enhance the performance of our system, and this is a great way to make them available to the Cirrus owner community.”
“Worpe9 is a really terrific upgrade program and Avidyne is delighted with the opportunity to provide our next-generation Entegra Release 9 platform on what may be the best-performing single-engine piston aircraft on the planet when you consider its amazing speed and climb performance versus its conservative fuel consumption,” said Dan Schwinn, Avidyne president and CEO.
The configuration named the Worpe9 denoting the “World Peace” feature of the TAT powerplant and the R9 Avidyne avionics panel. The package includes: new GAMISPEC IO-550N Engine, TAT Turbo Normalizing System newly configured for Electronic Engine Controls, including Electronically Controlled Wastegate for Turbo Density Normalization (TDN), aka “Density Controller” and Automatic Mixture Control (GAMI’s Mixture Magic), and Avidyne’s R9 avionics package.