The first deliveries of the beefed up Cirrus SR22T take place today at Cirrus headquarters in Minnesota.
Cirrus announced Friday at its annual owners and pilots association meeting that it will ramp up its SR22 with a twin-supercharged model of the SR22 powered by a Teledyne TSIO-550-K engine. The aircraft manufacturer has dubbed the new model the SR22T, saying it complements the SR22 Turbo.
(The SR22T unveiling took place during a weekend that saw GA leaders from the AOPA sit down with representatives of piston-aircraft manufacturers for a four-hour meeting during the Dayton, Ohio convention to discuss concerns about pending conversion of aviation fuel to 94-octane unleaded to replace 100LL.
Those against the fuel-type transition say the changes will lead to thousands of aircraft owners needing conversions to their planes or losing power ratings.)
Other airframe modifications on the latest Cirrus offering include lighter nose landing gear, in addition to dedicated induction inlets and exit air louvers for better cooling.
Cirrus says the SR22T will also feature better and quieter takeoff and climb along with a higher useful load.
Starting price on the aircraft is $475,000.