Cirrus Aircraft has introduced announced enhanced connectivity, design and luxury in the new 2016 SR series aircraft, delivering an experience officials say is “on par with luxury automobiles to both pilot and passengers.”
Every 2016 Cirrus is delivered with a new Bluetooth audio panel that allows for phone calls and music to be wirelessly connected and directed to any occupant in the cabin.
Additionally, Cirrus has incorporated Garmin Flight Stream in the cockpit, enabling wireless connectivity between mobile devices and the Cirrus Perspective by Garmin avionics flight deck as part of the new Digital Advantage Package. Pilots can now flight plan at home or at work, transfer flight plans to and from the avionics seamlessly, easily change route mid-flight, display a wide array of flight information, including pitch, bank and GPS data, plus control the SiriusXM radio — all via a mobile device.
For 2016, new pilot and co-pilot seats come equipped with a stow pocket for mobile devices to enable easy use during flight and new magnetic clasp side straps both secure headsets when not in use and reduce clutter in the cockpit. Premium European leather, on par with the finest luxury automobiles, completes the look and feel of the interior, according to company officials.
For 2016, Cirrus partnered with Sherwin-Williams to expand exterior paint options and colors, offering three premium design collections: Carbon, Platinum and the new Rhodium option.
A highlight of the 2016 SR line, a remote keyless entry system allows customers to easily lock and unlock both pilot and passenger doors.
To accommodate for low-light situations, exterior convenience lighting illuminating both the steps and cabin were added, making for safer pre-flight and aircraft entry. A baggage compartment light was also added, activated by opening the baggage door.