A comfortable and swift ride for the short-haul.
Corporate and air-taxi operators have changed their outlook somewhat during the past decade. Twin-engined aircraft used to be the norm for executive travel for these businesses, but with the advent of more reliable and safer single engine aircraft, the trend has gone toward products like the Cirrus SR22.
The SR22 has equal speed and payload carrying capacity with light twin engine aircraft and it has the advantage of less than half of the twin’s fuel costs while providing a comfortable ride for the passengers and providing the best in high-tech avionics and aircraft systems to the pilots.
Cirrus aircraft have been innovative since they introduced their first model; the VK-30 was introduced by Alan and Dale Klapmeier, in 1988. The first aircraft models offered by the company were kits and plans for the build-it-yourself pilot crowd. Factory produced aircraft soon followed and the newest aircraft manufacturer was soon on its way to success.
The company really got its start as an aircraft manufacturer in the year 2000 when it introduced the SR20 (single reciprocating) model. Cirrus aircraft has always been identified by the fact that each carries ballistic recovery systems (BRS) for a parachute save of the aircraft and its occupants should an emergency occur.
Later models of Cirrus aircraft came with additional safety equipment, including airbags and a single-button upset recovery button. Cirrus is also well known for the high quality of its all-electric instrumentation and …