Who’s the market leader in High Performance piston single-engine sales of four-seat aircraft (planes with 200 hp or more)? Let’s look at the numbers.
Reason 19 – About half of all high performance single-engine piston sales are Turbocharged.
Cirrus knows “High Performance.” In 2014, they claimed an 83 percent market share by shipping 308 high performance aircraft. Among all manufacturers, a total of 372 high performance four-seat piston single-engine aircraft were shipped last year. Yes, I know Cirrus has five seats and Bonanza has six, but they compete among the same target group of buyers.
About half of the buyers chose to go Turbocharged.
|High Performance 4-Seat||2014|
|Cirrus SR22T Turbo||160|
|Cessna TTX Turbo||22|
|Piper Arrow 201||8|
|Mooney M20TN Turbo||1|
|Cessna 182T Turbo||0|
|Total High Performance||372|
No shipments were reported for the Cessna 182.
Source: The 2014 General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA.aero) Report provided shipment statistics for this discussion – “four-seat high performance piston single-engine airplanes.”
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