Cirrus was founded with the idea of creating an aircraft that never existed before—an aircraft with features and innovations that take the flying experience to an entirely different level. This spirit of unceasing innovation continues at Cirrus today and the result is the new Generation 5 SR22 and SR22T.
Generation 5 embodies everything that makes a Cirrus a Cirrus…and then some. Innovation. Sophistication. Luxury. And of course, unparalleled safety. It is truly the most Cirrus ever.
The fifth generation SR-Series lineup, is dominated by a dramatic increase in load carrying capability for these best-selling aircraft. Increasing the certified gross weight to 3600 lbs. (1,633 kg) for both SR22 and SR22T, this new utility and flexibility allows an extra person, substantial extra baggage or cargo all while carrying more fuel in both of these 5-seat aircraft.
The changes for Generation 5 make the SR22 and SR22T the highest in-class useful load aircraft available today. A standard SR22 not only achieves true "four-seat airplane that can carry four people and full fuel," but SR22 and SR22T models now have five seats total and can carry all five FAA-standard passengers non-stop and in comfort over 700 nautical miles.
Generation 5 is the name given to the airframe changes required to achieve the step-change improvement for the SR22/SR22T. The entire aircraft design was analyzed from spinner-to-tail and many parts and systems reengineered and redesigned to accommodate the increased airframe load, aerodynamic improvements, improved flight performance and the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System™ (CAPS.) Substantial testing, including a new series of CAPS parachute test drops, was conducted for validation. Significant changes for Generation 5 have been made to the CAPS system including an increased canopy size, a new rocket extraction system that propels the parachute upon activation, an advanced technology electrical rocket igniter and lighter and stronger construction materials. Other airframe upgrades included strengthening the carbon fiber, single part wing spar, the landing gear and a new flap system allowing extension to the first position at 150 knots.
This redesigned SR22/SR22T, the fifth generation of Cirrus aircraft, add a load carrying exclamation point to recent Cirrus innovations including: Cirrus Perspective™ avionics by Garmin®; Cirrus Known Ice Protection™; Perspective Global Connect™ satellite communications; 60/40 FlexSeating™; and the totally unique Cirrus Airframe Parachute System™ (CAPS).
200 lbs. more useful load +
60/40 FlexSeating™ =
The only 5 person aircraft in its class.
Cirrus Airframe Parachute System.™
The most groundbreaking safety technology ever.
SR22 & SR22T.
High performance. Best-selling.
Plane and pilot in perfect harmony.
Cirrus Known Ice Protection.™
The most weather capable aircraft in its class.
The original inspiration for the whole-airplane parachute on the Cirrus airplane was a mid-air collision that could have led to tragedy. But instead it led to the creation of the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System – the most significant safety innovation in over a half-century of general aviation.
From the start of our company, each and every day, the profound passion for everyone at Cirrus is to create safer airplanes, safer pilots and safer skies. Not just for Cirrus pilots, but all pilots. Flying safely will always be our most fundamental mission.
The parachute system is designed to protect occupants in the event of an emergency by lowering the aircraft to the ground after deployment. CAPS revolutionized general aviation safety by providing an additional measure of safety to occupants, similar in theory to the role of seatbelts in automobiles. No other certified general aviation aircraft manufacturer in the world provides this safety feature as standard equipment.
From the moment it debuted in 2008, Cirrus Perspective has been unique in general aviation. Critics and pilots the world over have turned their heads, craning to get a better look at the latest Cirrus marvel. Since then, Cirrus has worked tirelessly to grow the experience of flying.
Cirrus EVS – a picture is worth a thousand symbols
At Cirrus, our top priority is safety, so we’re always working to make available to our pilots the best tools to make better, safer, aeronautical decisions. When we saw the tangible benefits of EVS (Enhanced Vision System), we decided to certify and offer EVS as an option for SR22 models sporting the Cirrus Perspective by Garmin integrated flight deck. Based on infrared technology pioneered in the military and law enforcement, EVS sensors allow pilots to see up to three times further through some low-visibility conditions like mist,
Active and passive safety features include:
Autopilot with Blue Level Button backed by Dual AHRS.
Tough, composite construction that has never experienced a structural failure.
A light but strong passenger compartment roll cage able to withstand a rollover; a beveled firewall for additional protection.
26G seats for maximum occupant protection.