Cirrus SR20 G2 – Operating Costs, Specifications, and Performance Data

Compare the fixed costs, variable cost, and performance of Cirrus SR20 G2 to over 500 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft, with accurate data from Conklin & de Decker.

Summary

FULL AIRCRAFT NAME
Cirrus SR20 G2
AIRCRAFT NAME
SR20 G2
AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER
Cirrus
MAX RANGE (30 MIN RESERVE)
800 nm
SPEED
165 kts
PASSENGERS
3 people
ACQUISITION COST
$160000
ENGINES
Continental Con IO-360-ES 1
WINGSPAN
38.3 ft
IFR CERTIFIED
Yes

Aircraft History

In 1994, Cirrus Design of Minnesota announced the SR20. The name SR20 stands for single-engine reciprocating 200 hp. Side-stick controllers replaced the conventional yoke and the SR20 comes standard with a parachute for the whole aircraft. Dubbed the Cirrus Aircraft Parachute System, the emergency parachute is deployed in the case of an emergency. The system was tested and a landing at the maximum rate of descent did not create loads that would cause injury to the occupants.
 
A 200 hp Continental engine powers the SR20. The aircraft achieves 160-knot cruise speeds, which is unheard of for this class of aircraft on this amount of power. The cabin is roomy, modern and comfortable. The aircraft features composite construction and advanced avionics for its class. Even though it is a low-wing airplane, there are two doors for entry so the pilot can be the last one in. Aircraft handling is predictable and a full IFR package is available. It is certificated under the latest set of FAA requirements, which are more restrictive than those from the 1940s and 1950s where many piston aircraft trace their heritage.
 
The Cirrus SR20-G2 is equipped with the Garmin 1000 cockpit.