Cirrus Aircraft unveils G6 high-performance, single engine aircraft

Cirrus Aircraft has launched the 2017 G6, the most advanced model ever of the SR22T, SR22 and SR20 piston airplanes, the company said.

The high-performance, single engine, ultra-high speed aircraft Cirrus Perspective+ features Garmin flight deck, luxury automotive-inspired Cirrus Spectraâ„¢ wingtip lighting, premium cockpit connectivity solutions, and more.

The Garmin flight deck provides 10x faster processing speed than prior Cirrus Perspective®avionics, giving pilots enhanced performance and safety capabilities found in advanced turbine flight decks, such as animated datalink weather, SurfaceWatch safety protection, payload management, visual approach capabilities, wireless database uploads and more.

Working with Whelen Engineering, Cirrus Aircraft developed the Cirrus Spectra wingtip. Brightness has increased two-fold for better visibility on landings, automotive-style wingtip halo lighting automatically operates within 200´ of the surface and on the ground making an iconic and bold statement, and pulsing “wig-wag” functionality above 200´ maximizes visibility to others.

The Cirrus Perspective+ now comes equipped with a modernized Lycoming IO-390, 215HP powerplant. This four-cylinder G6 SR20 increases power while, through a collection of additional enhancements, also increases useful load by up to 150lbs (68kg).

Cirrus aircraft are made in the US with a direct sales force in North America, and authorized sales centers covering export markets in 60 countries around the world. Cirrus Aircraft is wholly owned by China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Co., Ltd.