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SR20-G2 / GTS
SR22-G2 / GTS
Cirrus aircraft history, performance and specifications
Cirrus Aviation was founded in 1984
with the design criteria to build affordable
airplanes that deliver greater control, more
comfort and added levels of safety.
Today, Cirrus is the world's second largest
manufacturer of single-engine, piston-powered
aircraft. The SR22 is the world's best selling
plane in its class.
Cirrus Design began in 1984 as a kit airplane
design and manufacturing company in Baraboo,
Wisconsin. The first plane, the VK-30, broke new
ground in developing technologically
advanced production aircraft.
In 1994, Cirrus moved headquarters to larger
facilities in Duluth, Minnesota and began research
and development of the SR20, a four-passenger,
single-engine composite aircraft. In 1995, they were
contracted by Israviation to develop, design and
build the "proof of concept" prototype of the
turboprop ST50. A year later, the
fuselage was manufactured, wings and empennage of a Tactical
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (TUAV) for the U.S.
Department of Defence, using composite technology
in all three components.
The SR20, with composite construction and advanced
aerodynamics, was awarded FAA Type Certification
in 1998. It incorporates flat-panel,
multi-function display technology and
state-of-the-art safety innovations, including a
final level of defence known as the Cirrus
Airframe Parachute System (CAPS).
More speed and performance to the SR 20's
and created the next
generation model, the SR22. It was FAA certified
in 2000 and is today the industry's best selling