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Cirrus Aircraft Launches G6: The Smartest, Safest, Most Advanced Cirrus Ever

Duluth, Minn. & Knoxville, Tenn. (04 January 2017) – Cirrus Aircraft today 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 300’ of the surface and on the ground making an iconic and bold statement, and pulsing “wig-wag” functionality above 300’ 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-cylinder 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-engine 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.

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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 seven million flight hours with 146 people returned to their families as a direct result of CAPS being a standard safety feature on all Cirrus aircraft. The Cirrus Vision Jet, with almost 600 production positions reserved, will provide a new personal and regional business transportation solution: the personal jet. The Vision Center in Knoxville, TN will be the flagship location for all Cirrus Aircraft Customer Experience activities including sales, delivery, training, maintenance, support, personalization, fixed base operations and more. 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). Referenced Cirrus trademarks are owned by Cirrus Industries, Inc. or its subsidiaries. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

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27 responses to “Cirrus Aircraft Launches G6: The Smartest, Safest, Most Advanced Cirrus Ever

  1. John Prescott says:

    Congrats Dale and Cirrus Team! Another evolution for Cirrus. Keep on pushing the envelope. Proud to be part of the family.

  2. Janet Cumming says:

    Does the new model accommodate 6 passengers including the pilot or three?

    1. Cirrus Aircraft says:

      The SR Series aircraft have seating for up to 5 total passengers.

  3. Michael Goulian says:

    Congrats Team. Just amazing! Never settling for the status quo and striving to always be better just cements Cirrus as an industry leader. Proud to fly an SR22T!!

  4. Hermann K. Kuhn says:

    Being a Cirrus pilot since 2003 I congatulate the Cirrus team for another breathtaking new generation of wonderful planes.
    Keep on going this way.

  5. JD Harris says:

    The SR22 just keeps getting better and better! I love seeing a company that continues to innovate even when it has the best selling product in its category. That is the sign of smart management and a team of professionals focused on the customer. It also makes us current SR22 owners feel encouraged about the future of the company and our prospects for upgrading. Well done, Team Cirrus!

  6. Lawrence Tillack says:

    very Nice

  7. Fabio Traverso says:

    When is delivery, price quote and options

    1. Cirrus Aircraft says:

      Deliveries are starting now, you can review the pricelists on this site on the individual aircraft pages.

  8. Fly Aeolus (Cirrus Air Taxi) says:

    Well done guys…you are doing an excellent job there.

  9. Norm Ledeboer says:

    Does this plane have the Ballistic Recovery System, Inc., parachute installed? Thanks, NLL

    1. Cirrus Aircraft says:

      All Cirrus aircraft have the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System installed as standard equipment.

  10. Tate Russack, RLC, PA, Lawyers & Consultatnts says:

    WOW! Congrats to the Whole Cirrus Family and Dale , for further pushing the envelope of an already industry leader. The Cirrus glass cockpits and CAPS systems have put the Cirrus family of aircraft so far beyond the competition that my firm would not have any other small aircraft carrying our staff, period.

    Thanks again for continuing the good work.

  11. Mark Kolesar says:

    Congratulations Dale and the entire Cirrus Team. It is wonderful to see the progress and transformation of Cirrus from the early days of my involvement. I am proud to have been part of your very early dreams and development. Best wishes on your continued success!

  12. Les Galazka says:

    I’m interested with more info… I have SR20 2007 and I will look for upgrade.

    1. Cirrus Aircraft says:

      Les, you can download the pricelists for each model on the individual aircraft pages.

  13. Tim McConnell says:

    Most beautiful Cirrus EVER! Love how you keep making real improvements to your airplanes! Glad to be onboard with CIRRUS!

  14. Nick Tyson says:

    nice guys! Can we get some more pictures of this new wingtip lighting?

    1. Cirrus Aircraft says:

      Thanks Nick! We’ll be posting more images soon.

  15. Daniel Mellon says:

    Do you have interior photos of the G6? Pricing for the SR20? I have a 2005 SR20… How much has the cruise speed increase?

    1. Cirrus Aircraft says:

      We’ll be posting more photos in the near future. The cruise speed for the G6 SR20 is 155 KTAS.

  16. Gwen & Bob Mitchell says:

    Congrats on the G6, we look forward to visiting the Vision Center in Knoxville in the Spring.

  17. Albert Willemse says:

    Congrats Dalle and Cirrus team!! Proud to be the first G6 owner in Africa, South Africa

  18. Bruce J. Markovitz, M.D. says:

    Thank you Cirrus! As a student pilot having recently completed my first solo in an SR20 (N914TD) at KLOM, the dream of someday owning an SR22T G6 is all the motivation I need to complete my training.

  19. John.R.Morris says:

    Dear Sir, Madam.

    Do you have any job vacancies . UK/Global…….?

    Tel: (UK) Mobile: 0758 266 3421.
    Regards: John.Morris.

    1. Cirrus Aircraft says:

      You can view all of our job listings here:

  20. André Luiz Pacheco Furtado says:

    Cirrus uma experiência de ponta, um sonho em forma de avião.
    Cirrus em um estado constante de inovação…

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