The SR22-G3 Generation Three debuted in the spring of 2007. The plane’s appearance on the ramp was visibly different. It stood taller. And, according to Cirrus, there are more than 700-plus design changes to the Generation Three airframe and systems inside.
Almost every Saturday in West Houston, pilots gather to talk about flying over coffee and breakfast. By noon the group launches on a local flight and then land at a nearby restaurant of choice for lunch. During a recent weekend more than a dozen aviators got together. We enjoy the fellowship and food.
The last few outings included Torchy’s Tacos in Houston and Irie’s Island Food on Mustang Beach.
You’re welcome to join us if you’re in the West Houston area.
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After the purchase of Columbia Aircraft company in 2007, Cessna sold a total of 323 advance high performance composite aircraft. The planes had a number of names during that time: Cessna 400, Corvalis TTx, Cessna TTX, Cessna TTx, and Cessna 350, Corvalis 350.
Only 23 planes were shipped in 2017. Slow sales stalled out cash flow.
This year, Textron confirmed production termination of the Cessna TTx turbo. The stoppage occurred after a decade long run up attempt. The normally aspirated Cessna 350 ceased production in 2013.
Textron has confirmed production termination of the Cessna TTx. The stoppage occurred after a decade long run up attempt. Only 23 planes were shipped in 2017. Slow sales stalled out cash flow.
The beginning of the end struck in 2006, when a hail storm damaged 60 airplanes on the factory ramp in Bend Oregon. The weather related impairment sealed Columbia Aircraft’s departure – they filed for bankruptcy. Why were so many planes awaiting customer delivery?
Cirrus produced about 1,661 SR22-G2 airplanes between 2004 and spring 2007 (serial numbers 22-0821 to 22-2437). The acronym GTS was introduced by Cirrus to designate a “fully option loaded” airplane, and sold for about $100,000 more than the base model. But that was then and this is now. Continue reading “Cirrus SR22-G2 non-GTS, That was then, This is now”→
In January 2008, Tim Gieseler published a popular article in Cirrus Pilot Magazine, “SR20/SR22 Model History 1999-2007.” One reference point of information in the article is a summary of original factory prices for the Cirrus SR22 and pre-owned market prices at that time. But that was then and this is now: Continue reading “Cirrus SR22-G2 GTS, That was then, This is now”→
In early 2018, Controller listed forty-eight SR22-G2 non-GTS airplanes. The acronym GTS was introduced by Cirrus to designate a “fully loaded” airplane. But many owners have added upgrades to their second generation non-GTS planes. So, you’ll need to research and compare equipment listings.