Cirrus Aircraft is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the SR22 with a limited commemorative edition.
“What a 10 years it’s been,” said Todd Simmons, vp of marketing, on opening day of SUN ’n FUN, noting that of the 5,000 aircraft Cirrus has sold, 3,815 are SR22s. “Nine of the last 10 years it’s been the best-selling airplane in the world.”
To celebrate the anniversary, Cirrus is building just 10 of the commemorative SR22s.
The limited edition includes everything Cirrus aircraft are known for, including the all-airplane parachute, glass panel cockpit, and flight into known ice capability, but also sports an asymmetrical paint scheme and an interior inspired by Italian automobiles, he said.
An added bonus: Every purchase of a commemorative edition SR22 comes with a position for the company’s jet.
“We’re thinking of the next 10 years,” Simmons said, noting a new update on the jet program has just been uploaded to the Cirrus website. The 14-minute update chronicles the test flight program, and features the chief test pilot who explains what it’s like to fly the jet. “It flies like an SR22,” Simmons said.