Cirrus Aircraft has announced the launch of
the all new 2017 G6 - the smartest, safest and most advanced models ever of the
best-selling SR22T, SR22 and SR20 piston airplanes.
The benchmark for high-performance, single
engine aircraft has been uniquely raised once again by Cirrus to include the
just unveiled, ultra-high speed Cirrus Perspective+™ by Garmin flight deck,
luxury automotive-inspired Cirrus Spectra wingtip lighting, premium cockpit
connectivity solutions and more. This sixth generation Cirrus is available for
order immediately and customer deliveries are underway.
"G6 is the result of the most innovative,
capable and feature-rich set of upgrades we have ever applied to the entire SR
product line," said Todd Simmons,
President, Customer Experience. "The word 'comprehensive' best describes the
depth and breadth of all the improvements in G6 as the completely redesigned and
fully-integrated user interface and lightning-quick speed of the brand new
Cirrus Perspective+ flight deck is noticeable from the moment you power up.
Perspective+ instantly adds game-changing capabilities to G6 – from connectivity
to safety to navigation - and gives our owners and operators a completely
elevated ground, pre-flight, cabin and in-flight experience." Simmons continued,
"G6 is also the brightest Cirrus ever, as the new state-of-the-art Cirrus
Spectra wingtips deliver unrivaled visibility and commanding presence both in
the air and on the ramp."
"The reality is the improvements in G6 taken
altogether are a window into our design and development values at Cirrus
Aircraft. While the new features brought by G6 are both innovative and
compelling, they are equally intentional and customer-centric when it comes to
real steps forward in capability, performance, style, and safety improvements.
That bright light of innovation with purpose is our constant at Cirrus, and the
enhancements we have made with G6 to the SR22T, SR22 and SR20 follow through on
our commitment to leadership in Personal Aviation," Simmons concluded.
Cirrus Perspective+ by Garmin
At the core of the revolutionary G6 is the all
new, next generation Cirrus Perspective+ (pronounced Perspective Plus) flight
deck by Garmin. Inspired by Garmin's latest G1000 NXi integrated platform,
Perspective+ takes features Cirrus pilots have come to love and makes them even
better. Ten (10x) times faster processing speed than prior Cirrus Perspective
avionics gives pilots enhanced performance and safety capabilities found in
advanced turbine flight decks, such as animated datalink weather, SurfaceWatch
safety protection, payload management, visual approach capabilities, wireless
database uploads and more. The all-new keypad controller sports a Cirrus-first
QWERTY interface, allowing you to make a seamless transition from your
smartphone, tablet or laptop to your personal aircraft. And to make navigating
the avionics and flight deck interface even easier, Perspective+ has an all new
HOME key – instantly bringing you back to your main navigating functions with
the touch of just one button. The new autopilot controller, which features the
iconic Blue Level Button first brought to market by Cirrus, ties the piston and
jet product lines together from the optional automatic Yaw Damper functionality
to the same controller used on the revolutionary Vision Jet.
Cirrus Spectra Wingtips
Taking cues from high performance luxury and
exotic automobiles once again, Cirrus Aircraft has redefined and raised the
definition of 'ramp presence' and lighting safety for personal aircraft. Working
with Whelen Engineering, the global leader in emergency lighting and signaling
solutions, Cirrus Aircraft developed the Cirrus Spectra wingtip. Incorporating
ultra high performance LEDs behind one continuous lens, the dual-strobe Spectra
wingtips combine power, style, and intelligence resulting in the brightest, most
visible lighting solution ever offered by Cirrus. Brightness has increased
two-fold for better visibility on landings, automotive-style wingtip halo
lighting automatically operates within 200' of the surface and on the ground
making an iconic and bold statement, and pulsing "wig-wag" functionality above
200' maximizes visibility to others giving the G6 an unmistakable presence
anywhere in the world, day and night.
All New G6 SR20
The global standard in
technologically-advanced, affordable high-performance piston training aircraft
is all new for 2017 as well. In addition to the Cirrus Perspective+ flight deck,
the aircraft now comes equipped with a modernized Lycoming IO-390, 215HP
powerplant. This four- ylinder G6 SR20 creates a step change in the ownership
experience as it increases power while, through a collection of additional
enhancements, also increasing useful load by up to 150lbs (68kg). And now
standard on every G6 SR20 are the new Cirrus-designed Spectra wingtips. For
2017, SR20 operators will now command the new global standard in flight decks,
fly longer missions, potentially carry additional passengers and more.
A Record Year
The launch of G6 continues a record year of
enterprise growth at Cirrus Aircraft. In June, Cirrus opened a new Factory
Service Center at the McGhee Tyson airport in Knoxville, TN at the home of the
new Vision Center campus. In October 2016, Cirrus certified the world's first
single- ngine Personal Jet – the Vision Jet – and began customer deliveries of
the category-defining jet shortly after in December. Cirrus also expanded its
manufacturing footprint in December by opening a new 68,000 sq ft Finishing
Facility in Duluth to accelerate Vision Jet production.