Cirrus SR22T G6 is More Popular Than its G5 Predecessor

After 4-years, the Cirrus SR22T G6 has outsold its G5 predecessor. More than 738 customers have taken delivery of the G6 Turbo which was introduced in 2017. That’s 155 or 27% more buyers than the Cirrus SR22T G5 achieved in its 4-year production run from 2013 – 2016. Both are favored turbo models but the pilot attraction keeps getting stronger with each generation advancement. Cirrus Aircraft has the most popular piston-engine turbo ever built.

Table 1: Comparison of Cirrus SR22T Turbo G6 to G5 Shipments

Year SR22T G6SR22T G5VariancePercent
2020184 3523%
20192005841%
20181802013%
20171744232%
2016149
2015142
2014160
2013132
Total73858315527%
Reference: GAMA Cirrus Shipment Statistics 2020 – 2013.

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It is alive! Cirrus Turbo Comes of Age

The desire for turbocharged power has carried Cirrus Aircraft over another milestone – Cirrus has more turbo deliveries than all other aircraft manufacturers combined (since 2007).  In 2019, Cirrus sold 200 SR22T Turbo planes and surpassed 2,134 turbo deliveries.  

Currently, there are only four companies manufacturing competing piston single-engine turbos.  The Cirrus SR22T Turbo outsells the Piper M350 about 10:1, Cessna Turbo Stationair ~5:1, Mooney Acclaim ~29:1.

Cirrus SR22T Turbo climbs like a beast and is designed to run cooler than predecessor turbos. It’s the best selling turbo piston airplane by more than a mile.

SUMMARY GAMA ANNUAL SHIPMENT REPORTS: PISTON TURBOS

  Cirrus Piper Cessna Mooney Columbia    
Year SR22 Turbo *P46 M350 T206 M20TN Cessna TTx Other Total
2019             200              21        37           7                –        –       265
2018             180              20        32           3                 1      –       236
2017             174                9        40           3               23      –       249
2016             149              26        36           6               31      –       248
2015             142              36        51          –                 44      –       273
2014             160              48        43           1               22      –       274
2013             132              58        37          –                 21      –       248
2012               88              61        40          –                  –        –       189
2011             102              50        53          –                   1      –       206
2010             107              49        42           2                 7      –       207
2009             150              40        46         15               41      –       292
2008             250            122        95         44             110     12     633
2007             300              30      111         58             119     39     657
Total          2,134            570      663       139             420     51  3,977

Notes: Stats per GAMA year-end shipment reports.  SR22TN Tornado Alley TurboNormalized STC shipment stats provided by Cirrus Aircraft, Matt Bergwall. Piper P46 includes turbo Matrix, Malibu & M350 historic shipments. Cessna TTx and Columbia turbo historic shipments are combined. 

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Cirrus has the Best Selling Turbocharged Airplane

In 2019, Cirrus will surpass two-thousand (2,000) turbocharged airplane deliveries. Pilots’ desire for turbocharged power has carried the company past another milestone – Cirrus has more turbo deliveries than all other turbo single-engine manufactured planes combined since 2007.

In 2018, Cirrus sold 180 turbo SR22T planes.  Almost half of their piston engine deliveries are turbo. In just twelve years, customers have purchased more than 1,964 turbocharged planes from Cirrus. It’s the best selling turbo piston airplane.

Continuous improvements to the plane’s design have won customers over. Along with Cirrus, there are now only three other companies manufacturing traditional “four-adult” piston turbo single-engine planes. Currently, the Cirrus SR22T Turbo outsells the Piper Malibu Mirage 9:1 and the Cessna Turbo Stationair 6:1. 

The Cirrus “SR-series of high-performance piston airplanes are the best-selling aircraft in the world for [16] consecutive years – with over 7,260 aircraft operating in over 60 countries.”

Congratulations to the entire Cirrus Aircraft team.

Reference: GAMA.aero Annual Reports for piston-single engine shipments; and earlier turbo normalized (TAT) stats from Matt Bergwall, Cirrus Aircraft.

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Turbo Avidyne SR22-G3, That was then, This is now

How much have pre-owned prices changed for Turbo Cirrus SR22TN-G3 aircraft with the Avidyne flight deck? In 2008, the base price for a new model Avidyne Turbo was $446,600 (non-GTS); while the Avidyne GTS SR22TN-G3 Turbo came out of the factory at $539,535. But that was then and this is now. Continue reading “Turbo Avidyne SR22-G3, That was then, This is now”

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

From 2007 into 2008, it’s estimated that Cirrus shipped about 290 generation three SR22TN turbo normalized airplanes equipped with Avidyne avionics. Recently, nine of those planes were posted online for sale in the United States, which represents about 3% 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 Turbo planes?”

High Flight 2017

In 1922, Amelia Earhart set the feminine altitude record of 4,267 meters (14,000 feet). A courageous and capable aviator, and inspiration to many. Go women in aviation.

“Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;

Sunward I’ve climbed and joined the tumbling mirth
 of sun-split clouds, –
And done a hundred things
 You have not dreamed of —
Wheeled and soared and swung
 high in the sunlit silence.
Hovering there, I’ve chased the shouting wind along,
And flung
 my eager craft through footless halls of air . . . Continue reading “High Flight 2017”

High Flight 2016

2008 SR22TN-G3, 194 knots TAS, 75% power, FL 20,000 feet, photo credit wikiWings
2008 SR22TN-G3, 194 knots TAS, 75% power, FL 20,000 feet, photo credit wikiWings

Pilots have a different perspective. Flying above everything on the ground and at times soaring into the flight levels.  This year our Cirrus SR22 Turbo high flight was 20,000 feet on a short cross-country (less than 3 hours). Continue reading “High Flight 2016”