Reason 17 – Turbocharged Cirrus

The majority of Cirrus SR22-G3 buyers are choosing to go “Turbo.” It’s been a steady climb upward over the past half-decade, and in 2014 almost sixty percent of the SR22-G3 buyers selected turbocharged performance.

Reason 17 – The trend among Cirrus Aircraft buyers is turbocharged

The “SMART Turbo” was first produced in 2006, but it was the G3 wing introduction in 2007 that handed the advantage to Cirrus’s turbocharged models. See “A Wing Up Cirrus SR22 G3” for more details.

The 10th year anniversary of the turbocharged SR22-G3 begins in 2016, along with the first full year production roll-out of the Cirrus Jet.  Maybe they’ll recognize this turbocharged and turbine milestone with very special – special editions. “You’ve come a long-way baby.”

Are you keeping count? Only a minority have flown out with a Cirrus SR22-G3 normally aspirated (NA) engine.

Cirrus SR22-G3 Buyer’s Choosing Turbocharged

Year Turbo SR22 NA Total SR22’s
2014 58% 42% 277
2013 54% 46% 244
2012 52% 48% 169
2011 49% 51% 207
2010 48% 52% 222
2009 63% 37% 238
2008 59% 41% 427
2007 51% 49% 588

Appendix: Cirrus Aircraft Shipments

Year SR22 Turbo SR22 SR20 SRV Total
2014 160 117 31 308
2013 132 112 32 276
2012 88 81 84 253
2011 102 105 48 255
2010 107 115 42 264
2009 150 88 28 266
2008 250 177 115 7 549
2007 300 288 112 10 710
2006 30 535 150 6 721
2005 475 116 9 600
2004 459 91 3 553
2003 355 112 2 469
2002 292 105 397
2001 124 59 183
2000 95 95
1999 9 9
Total 1,319 3,323 1,229 37 5,908

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