Duluth, Minn (8 October 2014) Cirrus Aircraft today announced the availability of its Performance Braking System for operators of Generation 3 and newer aircraft from Cirrus Direct™. The new Performance Braking system is a high-performance, single-caliper brake system with tubeless tires and re-designed wheel fairings that enables owners to experience a new level of convenience, reliability and braking performance.
All 2014 Cirrus SR22T, SR22 and SR20 model aircraft currently come equipped with the new Performance Braking System. In addition to making this system available for Generation 3 and newer aircraft, Cirrus is continuing to work on a Performance Braking System upgrade for earlier model aircraft in the field.
“Exceeding our owners’ expectations is core to our mission at Cirrus,” said Todd Simmons, Cirrus Aircraft’s Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer. “This is true whether we are delivering new aircraft or improving the ownership experience for the nearly 6,000 operators of fielded Cirrus aircraft. The outstanding response to the new Performance Braking System from owners of 2014 Generation 5 aircraft made our decision to develop this system for our existing fleet an easy one.”
Performance, Reliability and Convenience
Offered as an upgrade for Generation 3 and newer SR-series aircraft, the system includes wheels, brakes, master cylinders, tubeless tires and wheel fairings with an easy access door. The Performance Brakes by BERINGER AERO use fluid technology designed to withstand higher temperatures, reducing fluid breakdown, and also feature an easily identifiable red temperature indicator. Tubeless tires, a familiar feature in the automotive world, provide peace of mind by reducing the risk of leaks and failures in the higher-stress aviation environment. The easy access door of the wheel fairings adds convenience to inspection and maintenance tasks.
The new Performance Braking System upgrade for Generation 3 and newer aircraft has an MSRP starting at $15,300. For a limited time, and as a special introductory offer, Cirrus is offering a $1,500 credit certificate redeemable at Cirrus Authorized Service Centers with the purchase of the Performance Braking System. This introductory offer is valid for orders placed before 31 December 2014 for shipment by 31 March 2015. Supply is limited. Offer terms, pricing and credit certificate are subject to change. New Performance Braking Systems can be purchased from any Cirrus Authorized Service Center. For more information or to sign up online, visit cirrusaircraft.com/brakingsystem or contact Cirrus Direct toll free at 844.788.3700 or +1.218.788.3700.
Complete installation kits will be shipped from Cirrus Direct, the factory-direct Cirrus Aircraft parts distribution service. For more information visit cirrusaircraft.com.
ABOUT CIRRUS AIRCRAFT Cirrus Aircraft is a recognized leader in general aviation. Its all-composite line of personal aircraft – the SR20, SR22 and the turbocharged SR22T – incorporate innovative and advanced performance, electronic and safety technologies, including Cirrus Perspective™ by Garmin® avionics and the unique Cirrus Airframe Parachute System™ (CAPS). To date, total time on the worldwide Cirrus Aircraft SR-series fleet surpassed six million flight hours with 95 lives saved as a direct result of CAPS being a standard safety feature on all Cirrus aircraft. The Cirrus Vision SF50 jet, with over 550 production positions reserved, will provide a new personal and regional business transportation solution: the personal jet. All Cirrus aircraft are made in the U.S. with a direct sales force in North America and authorized sales centers covering export markets in 60 countries around the world. Cirrus Aircraft is wholly owned by China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Co., Ltd. (CAIGA).
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Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer