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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Cirrus Announces Generation 5 SR22

Duluth, Minn.-based Cirrus Aircraft introduced its fifth-generation SR22 series of single-engine piston aircraft.

The new SR22 models also feature a rise in seating capacity from four to five passengers, and airframe upgrades including strengthened carbon fiber and a new flap system allowing extension to the first position at 150 knots.  

Cirrus said a “spinner to tail” analysis of the aircraft allowed its designers to re-engineer the plane as necessary to support the increased airframe weight capacity.

"A new standard has been set by our Engineering team that has worked tirelessly to certify this airplane to 3600 lbs. grossweight and deliver an uncompromising new generation of Cirrus SR-Series aircraft,” said Todd Simmons, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Cirrus. More

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