Jul. 12th, 2010

Cirrus Aircraft Unveils New 4-Seater SR22T

Luxury Aircraft: The world's best selling four-seat aircraft eight years consecutively has added a new model to its fleet. Cirrus Aircraft recently introduced the SR22T at its annual meeting of the Cirrus Owners and Pilot Association. The new aircraft joins the SR22 series of composite piston aircraft. The SR22T is lighter, quieter, and smoother.

Teledyne Continental Motors' twin-turbocharged TSIO-550-K engine is the airplane's most significant feature. The engine was developed jointly by TCM and Cirrus and is not available in any other production aircraft at this time.

Additionally, the aircraft has a lighter nose-landing gear and a redesigned cowl with dedicated induction inlets and exit air louvers. The SR22T's environmental control system hardware supports up to 50 degrees more heat in the cabin at all altitudes. It also has improved takeoff and climb, quieter takeoff and climb noise levels, and higher useful load and better deceleration from high speed.

First-customer deliveries are set for the week of June 21 at the company's headquarters in Duluth, Minn. The base price of the SR22T is $475,000, with a well-equipped model at $525,900.

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