Cirrus SR-20/22

  • CountryUnited States of America
  • TypeFour seat high performance light aircraft
  • PowerplantsSR-20 - One 150kW (200hp) Teledyne Continental IO-360-ES fuel injected flat six piston engine driving a two or three blade Hartzell propeller. SR-22 - One 231kW (310hp) Teledyne Continental IO-550-N flat six piston engine driving a three blade Hartzell propeller.
  • PerformanceSR-20 - Max cruising speed at 75% power 295km/h (160kt). Initial rate of climb 1000ft/min. Service ceiling 16,000ft. Range with reserves 1480km (800nm).
  • WeightsSR-20 - Standard empty 932kg (2050lbs), max takeoff 1315kg (2900lb).
  • DimentionsSR-20 - Wing span 10.85m (35ft 7in), length 8.00m (26ft 3in), height 2.82m (9ft 3in). Wing area 12.6m2 (135.0sq ft).
  • CapacityTypical seating for four.
  • ProductionOver 600 orders placed by April 2001, with first deliveries due December 1998. Up to 100 to be delivered in 2000.

Cirrus Design Corporation's SR-20 is an all new, cutting edge elite four seat light flying machine.

Cirrus started life as an originator and producer of pack airplane. The organization's cylinder or turbine fueled unit assembled VK-30 four seater indeed structures the premise of the SR-20 configuration, in spite of the fact that the two air ship are altogether different, especially as the VK-30 gimmicks a pusher motor. The VK-30 first flew in February 1988 yet unit generation stopped in 1993 to permit Cirrus to move its assembling offices to Duluth, Minnesota, and to focus on outlining and assembling a group of completely certificated and processing plant manufactured GA air ship.

Points of interest of the SR-20 were freely uncovered at the Oshkosh EAA Convention in July 1994. What was uncovered is a standout amongst the most progressive four seaters in generation or under genuine advancement. The SR-20 gimmicks composite development, progressed flying including a huge shade multifunction showcase, side mounted control yokes and a 150kw (200hp) Teledyne Continental IO-360 level six cylinder motor with a solitary lever working both mixture and throttle.

The SR-20 will additionally be fitted standard with a Ballistic Recovery System (BRS) parachute (a first for a certificated creation airplane), while different vitality engrossing gimmicks have been outlined into the airframe to diminish deceleration loads and build its capability to retain vitality in the occasion of an effect.

Separated from its elevated amounts of engineering, Cirrus asserts that the SR-20 offers critical enhancements over flow four seaters in the territories of execution, inner part lodge space and inward clamor levels. The cockpit inner part is focused around advanced car plans.

The SR-20 model made its first flight on March 31 1995. Full FAA FAR Part 23 certificate was granted on October 23 1998, with first conveyances made arrangements for that December (affirmation was postponed to a degree in light of the fact that Cirrus tried to bring down the stall speed and enhance horizontal control). Cirrus plans to develop to 400 SR-20s a year once full generation is attained.

Various advancements of the SR-20 have been viewed as including a more essential form advanced for flying preparing fueled by a 120kw (160hp) motor. In the fall of 2000, Cirrus Design got FAA certificate for the 310 hp SR-22. With a more drawn out wingspan, expanded payload and higher journey speeds, it guarantees to fill a business specialty for those coveting these characteristics.

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