Cirrus Aircraft has revealed the 2022 G6 SR Series. The latest generation of the single-engine piston aircraft features design refinements to reduce drag, updates to the Cirrus IQ mobile app, and new aesthetic options.
“The model year 2022 G6 SR is refreshed to seamlessly sync with your life – taking you further, keeping you connected and distinguishing your style in the air and on the ramp,” said Ivy McIver, director of the SR Series product line. “This latest update to the G6 embodies our passion for continued innovation and commitment to design. We are excited to continue introducing more people to personal aviation and empowering their Cirrus Life story.”
Now in its sixth generation, more than 8,000 SR Series aircraft have been delivered. “The new G6 SR Series is a testament to our devotion to constantly enhance both comfort and safety features across our product lines,” said Zean Nielsen, CEO of Cirrus Aircraft. “In 2022, we are poised to continue as the market leader in personal aviation and streamline the flying experience with the G6 SR Series aircraft.”
Cirrus Aircraft introduced eight new exterior paint colours. The Cirrus Xi design team, in partnership with Sherwin Williams Aerospace, developed a new paint formulation process designed to enhance colour definition and flexibility.
“Since the Xi programme’s inception in 2009, we have carefully curated an exclusive experience that leverages leading-edge technology, our world-class engineering team and a dedicated Xi design studio to build your one-of-a-kind dream Cirrus aircraft,” said Alex Alequin, director of design. “Today, we are excited to release the luxuriously bold collection of exterior colours and premium leather interior options in order to create an aircraft that truly echoes your style.”
Customers can select from an all-leather premium interior or add black Alcantara inserts from the latest interior design collection to put the final touches on the 2022 G6 SR.
The 2022 model year G6 SR is the fastest to date, featuring sleeker wing and tail surfaces and redesigned wheel pants, which Cirrus Aircraft said results in true airspeeds up to 9 knots faster. The new model’s ice panel transition seams are smoothed and wheel pant tolerances tightened to reduce drag. These aerodynamic refinements have been made to contribute to both reduced fuel consumption and faster flight segments.
Luggage compartment access becomes easier with the new remote unlock capability and keyless entry. The baggage door can be locked and unlocked with the key fob, then the door can be opened with the push of a button. The door opens past 90°, stays open during loading, and has been redesigned to feature a deeper pocket that can easily accommodate two quarts of oil.
With safety in mind, the G6 SR features Cirrus Aircraft Spectra illuminated steps, designed to offer better step and ground visibility for a more secure entry and exit during dark or low-light conditions. The Cirrus ‘puddle light’ logo projected onto the ramp adds an extra touch.
Additionally, a new multifunctional USB panel features both USB-A and USB-C ports to keep mobile devices such as phones or laptops charged throughout the trip.
Cirrus IQ updates
New for 2022 are Cirrus IQ updates designed to enhance aircraft connectivity providing increased insight. The Cirrus IQ status screen is redesigned to include aircraft model designation along with a new navigation bar featuring aircraft status, inspection intervals and warranty expiration.
Maintenance Minder tracks approaching inspections and sends notifications when they are due. When flying, the flight-hour meter automatically updates the inspection cards by providing a progress bar and countdown to the upcoming inspection event.
The My Trips module automatically logs every flight and curates key trip statistics and achievements earned while flying. My Trips is to be released in February 2022.
The Warranty section references the date and flight-hour limits of coverage for Spinner-to-Tail warranty, and CMX coverage, if applicable.