DescriptionThe Cirrus SR20 and SR22 are single-engine four- or five-seat composite aircraft built from 2001 by Cirrus Aircraft of Duluth, Minnesota.
The SR20 was the first production general aviation aircraft equipped with a parachute to lower the airplane safely to the ground after a loss of control, structural failure or mid-air collision. It was also the first manufactured light aircraft with all-composite construction and flat-panel avionics.
The SR22t is a development of the Cirrus SR20, with a larger wing, higher fuel capacity, and a more powerful, 310-horsepower (231 kW) engine.
The SR22 series has been the world's best-selling general aviation (GA) airplane every year since 2003. With 6,149 units delivered from 2001–19, and in combination with the SR20, a total of 7,645, it is among the most-produced aircraft of the 21st century, and is the single most-produced GA aircraft made from composite material, accounting for over 30% of the entire piston aircraft market.
The Cirrus SR22 is equipped with a whole-plane emergency recovery parachute system: the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS). This has contributed to its market success and has given it the name "the plane with the parachute".
The specifications below are for the Cirrus SR22.
- 4 or 5
- 26 ft (7.92 m)
- 38 ft 4in (11.68 m)
- 8 ft 11 in (2.7 m)
- Empty Weight:
- 2272 lbs (1028 kg)
- Gross weight: 3,600 lb (1,633 kg)
- Fuel Capacity:
- 92 US gallons (348 litres)
- 1 × Continental IO-550-N Six cylinder horizontally opposed aircraft engine, 310 hp (230 kW)
- Cruise Speed:
- 183 kn (211 mph, 339 km/h)
- Stall Speed:
- 60 kn (69 mph, 110 km/h) flaps down
- 1,049 nmi (1,207 mi, 1,943 km) with reserves at 65% power
- Takeoff Dist.:
- 1082 ft (330 m); Takeoff Over 50 ft Obstacle1868 ft (569 m)
- Landing Dist.:
- Landing Groundroll1178 ft (359 m)
- Rate of Climb:
- 1,270 ft/min (6.5 m/s)
- Service Ceiling:
- 17,500 ft (5,300 m)