Normally Aspirated Avidyne SR22-G3 That was Then, This is Now

Its been more than a decade since the first normally aspirated SR22 third generation planes began shipment. Very few of these pre-owned planes are available for sale today. “That was then and this is now.” Let’s look at how the market has changed.  Continue reading “Normally Aspirated Avidyne SR22-G3 That was Then, This is Now”

What are the asking prices for Avidyne SR22-G3 normally aspirated planes?

Cirrus SR22-G3 Avidyne in Houston Texas, by wikiWings.com
Cirrus SR22-G3 Avidyne, by wikiWings.com

It’s estimated that Cirrus shipped about 250 normally aspirated Avidyne equipped SR22 generation three airplanes from 2007 into 2008. Recently, only two (2) were listed for sale, which represents less than 1% of the manufacturer production on the market (anything less than 3% is considered supply contraction). Continue reading “What are the asking prices for Avidyne SR22-G3 normally aspirated planes?”

A summary of SR22-G3 improvements 2007-2012

Cirrus Perspective by Garmin, SR22TN Turbo
Cirrus Perspective by Garmin, SR22TN Turbo

With its new wing, the third generation Cirrus became the longest and largest production run of the SR22 model turning out about 1,690 airplanes during the six years from 2007 – 2012.  And, the innovations continued.

Understanding the design milestones during this time will help you group G3 planes with similar features that affect pre-owned asking prices. Here are four significant time periods associated with the third generation SR22: Continue reading “A summary of SR22-G3 improvements 2007-2012”

How many Cirrus SR22-G3 airplanes shipped?

2008 Cirrus Perspective SR22TN Turbo and flag of United States of American, credit wikiWings
2008 Cirrus Perspective SR22TN Turbo and flag of United States of American, credit wikiWings

In the spring of 2007, Cirrus started delivery of the third generation SR22 airplane and manufacturing continued until the end of 2012. Beginning with serial number 2438, Cirrus shipped about 1,690 SR22-G3 planes during those six years.

All of these planes had a wing up on the competition. In 2007, a re-engineered wing structure was a central change to SR22-G3 models.  And, according to Cirrus, there were more than 700-plus design changes to the Generation Three airframe and systems inside (read “Introduction Cirrus SR22 Generation Three for details“).

But innovation and improvements to the airplane continued after the G3 introduction in 2007. We’ll highlight those developments next week.

In 2013, shipment of the fifth generation SR22-G5 began (Cirrus skipped the G4 designation). Continue reading “How many Cirrus SR22-G3 airplanes shipped?”

Introduction Cirrus SR22 Generation Three (G3)

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.

Robert Goyer, editor of Flying Magazine, has flown hundreds of hours in Cirrus G1 and G2 aircraft but he says, “In terms of handling . . . they never felt great until [the G3]. The new G3 handles beautifully.” “The G3 simply flies better than the G2.” Continue reading “Introduction Cirrus SR22 Generation Three (G3)”

Cirrus SR22-G2 non-GTS, That was then, This is now

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”

Cirrus SR22-G2 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”

What are the asking prices for pre-owned SR22-G2 non-GTS airplanes?

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.

The asking prices for non-GTS models with air conditioning ranged from $199,900 – $249,500. Prices for non-GTS models without air conditioning ranged from $199,000 – $279,000. The tables in the appendix below list more detail including total time on airframe (TTAF). Continue reading “What are the asking prices for pre-owned SR22-G2 non-GTS airplanes?”

What are the asking prices for pre-owned SR22-G2 GTS airplanes?

Cirrus produced about 1,661 generation two SR22-G2 airplanes between 2004 and spring 2007 (serial numbers 22-0821 to 22-2437). The acronym GTS was introduced to designate a “fully loaded” airplane and sold for about $100,000 more than the base model. So, value comparison on a less-equipped non-GTS planes is entirely dependent on options and owner upgrades.

Even generation two GTS models are not necessarily equipped the same. That’s because Cirrus added new options, sometimes in the same year, and certain items like air conditioning were excluded. So, research carefully and compare GTS model equipment.
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