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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How to categorize asking prices for Cirrus SR22-G2 airplanes

Cirrus SR22-G2, with owner upgrade 4-blade prop, photo credit wikiWings
Cirrus SR22-G2, with owner upgrade 4-blade prop, photo credit wikiWings

The second generation SR22 was the largest production run of that model at 1,616 airplanes. As noted in previous articles, only about 2% are available for sale. When evaluating these pre-owned SR22-G2s how do you categorize asking prices? Here’s a 3 step process:

First, divide the list into two groups: GTS and non-GTS models. The Generation Two Special had almost all of the available factory options.  It’s a starting point for comparing like models. But you’ll need to check the listing details for non-GTS models. Many owners have upgraded their planes. Continue reading “How to categorize asking prices for Cirrus SR22-G2 airplanes”

How many Cirrus SR22-G2 airplanes shipped?

Cirrus airplanes on the ramp. SR22-G2 foreground, credit wikiWings
Cirrus airplanes on the ramp. SR22-G2 foreground, credit wikiWings

From 2004 until 2007, Cirrus shipped about 1,616 second generation SR22 airplanes. The first SR22-G2 was shipped in 2004 (serial number 0821) and the series continued until early 2007 when the last second generation plane was completed (serial number 2437). Continue reading “How many Cirrus SR22-G2 airplanes shipped?”

Here’s a summary of SR22-G2 improvements from 2005-2007

In this article, we’ll summarize improvements made to the second generation SR22 from 2005 through 2007. In the early years, Cirrus design changes were not limited to a model year release, as we have come to expect with other manufacturers. Cirrus implemented second generation design improvements throughout the year. That’s why the best guide to changes during this period are serial numbers not just the model year. Continue reading “Here’s a summary of SR22-G2 improvements from 2005-2007”

Here is a quick reference for 2004 SR22-G2 Generation Two Improvements

In this article, we’ll detail a list of improvements rolled-out with the second generation SR22 airplanes in 2004.  The G2 model changes go beyond a new paint scheme or interior fabric, as aviator writer Robert Goyer pointed out in his 2004 article. Continue reading “Here is a quick reference for 2004 SR22-G2 Generation Two Improvements”

Introduction Cirrus SR22 Generation Two (G2)

In prior posts, we reviewed the first generation Cirrus SR22. Let’s get started and take a look at the second generation models. The Cirrus SR22-G2 arrived in the spring of 2004. We’ll summarize significant changes to the airplane and examine the G2 pre-owned market. Continue reading “Introduction Cirrus SR22 Generation Two (G2)”

The Cirrus Centennial Edition airplane is destined to become a collector classic

One more note on the Cirrus Centennial Edition airplane before we move on. It’s been 15 years since it roll off the production line and the plane is destined to become a collector’s classic. Here are five reasons why: Continue reading “The Cirrus Centennial Edition airplane is destined to become a collector classic”