For 2016, Bluetooth® audio connectivity has been added in the standard aircraft audio panel and the Garmin Flight Stream has been incorporated into our new Digital Advantage package to offer Bluetooth® data connectivity throughout the cabin. Using either Garmin Pilot™ or ForeFlight, pilots can wirelessly transfer flight plans between a mobile device and the avionics at the touch of the screen, and display ADS-B weather & traffic as well as GPS and AHRS data on a mobile device. Garmin Pilot also enables Sirius XM control from a mobile device. Now flight planning can be done at home and easily changed mid-flight with a simple tap of a mobile device screen.
The interior of the 2016 aircraft envelops both pilot and passenger with luxury and convenience. Leather is now standard on all aircraft, and premium seats have been redesigned to deliver exceptional comfort and style with additional cushioning and the finest European leather. A stow pocket for mobile devices and magnetic side straps to secure headsets when not in use are both incorporated into the seat design to reduce clutter in the cockpit. All new leather colors and stitching styles complete the interior experience, and offer a myriad of customization options through the Cirrus Aircraft Xi Personalization Program.
The 2016 Cirrus Perspective™ by Garmin® avionics incorporate a new series of safety features including an angle of attack display on the PFD for FIKI aircraft and Smart Airspace display capability on the MFD. Convenience Lighting has also been added to the interior of the aircraft. Activated by the remote keyless entry system or by opening either cabin door, the cabin and all interior footwells are illuminated with soft light. In addition, a baggage compartment light has been added, activated simply by opening the baggage door.
Thoughtfully designed to reflect your individual personality, the 2016 Cirrus offers three aesthetic design suites: Carbon, Platinum, and new for 2016, Rhodium. Each element caters to a different style, from the bright and bold Carbon Solar Yellow, to the subtle and sophisticated Platinum Sedona Red or the classic and timeless Rhodium Titanium.
In addition to the distinctive ramp appeal, the 2016 aircraft offers a number of exterior conveniences. Remote keyless entry to unlock both pilot and passenger doors, and Convenience Lighting illuminates the exterior steps when the doors are unlocked with the keyless entry system or when either door is opened.