Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics revealed at SUN ’n FUN that Cirrus Aircraft will feature the company’s 2-inch MD302 Standby Attitude Module (SAM) on the all-digital Special Edition SR22T Accelero and GTS option packages for the SR20, SR22 and SR22T aircraft.
“Safety and innovation are core values at Cirrus Aircraft,” said Cirrus Aircraft’s Todd Simmons. “We are constantly pursuing new technologies that push our aircraft to the forefront of aviation. In 2015, that pursuit led us to seamlessly integrate Mid-Continent’s 4-in-1 digital standby instrument into our All Digital aircraft.”
SAM is the first digital standby instrument to display attitude, altitude, airspeed, slip, vertical trend, and heading information in a 2-inch format, according to Mid-Continent officials. The standby attitude module is compact, specifically designed to fit in less panel space than a standard set of 2-inch mechanical attitude, altitude and airspeed indicators.
SAM’s two-screen display features selectable horizontal and vertical orientation. This allows flexible cockpit installation without extensive rearrangement of equipment or the need for re-certification of relocated avionics, company officials said. Weighing 1.6 pounds, SAM is lighter than the three mechanical units it is designed to replace.
The Special Edition SR22T Accelero is the first all-digital aircraft in the Cirrus SR-Series, which also includes the Cirrus SR20, SR22 and SR22T. Meaning to “accelerate or advance,” the SR22T Accelero was inspired by innovations made in the Cirrus Vision SF50 Jet program, Cirrus executives said.