Reason 4 – Turbocharged Cirrus

How much climb time does your normally aspirated single-engine piston require to reach cruise flight?  My Piper Archer took more than 18 minutes to reach 8,000 feet, a typical cross-country altitude, which was usually between 6,000 – 9,000 feet.

Normally aspirated piston engines have a longer climb hang-time than their turbocharged brethren. The turbocharged Cirrus SR22TN will expedite en route climbs for faster cross-country flights.

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Reason 2 – Turbocharged Cirrus

As consumers in general aviation, we want companies to deliver innovative piston engine operating efficiency improvements, because aviation fuel is our single largest cost of ownership expense after aircraft acquisition. But alas, that does not appear to be a priority of many.

GA is a laggard in advancing piston engine operating efficiency. We’ve seen significant engine efficiency gains in the automotive industry, and we should expect no less from general aviation companies. Forty-year old legacy engine designs should not be the accepted norm.

We should not accept marketing brochures from aircraft manufacturers, and articles from aviation magazines that tout maximum airspeeds with little analysis comparing the aircraft’s engine operating efficiency.

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Reason 1 – Turbocharged Cirrus

You should check-out the Cirrus SR22TN because it’s a “Smart Turbocharged Design.” In 2006, two industry leaders Cirrus Aircraft and Tornado Alley Turbo, Inc. teamed up to create the smartest turbo design in general aviation history. In fact, “Smart Turbo” became the brand moniker for the Cirrus SR22TN Tornado Alley Turbo-Normalized factory installed STC.

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