Cirrus SR22 – Operating Costs, Specifications, and Performance Data

Compare the fixed costs, variable cost, and performance of Cirrus SR22 to over 500 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft, with accurate data from Conklin & de Decker.

Summary

FULL AIRCRAFT NAME
Cirrus SR22
AIRCRAFT NAME
SR22
AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER
Cirrus
MAX RANGE (30 MIN RESERVE)
1000 nm
SPEED
186 kts
PASSENGERS
3 people
ACQUISITION COST
$175000
ENGINES
Continental Con IO-550-N 1
WINGSPAN
38.3 ft
IFR CERTIFIED
Yes

Aircraft History

As a follow-on to the SR20, the SR22 offers more power (310 hp versus 200 hp), more payload, and more speed. The closest competition is the Mooney Ovation and perhaps the Cessna 350 (formerly Columbia 300/350).
 
Side-stick controllers replaced the conventional yoke and the SR22 also 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.
 
The aircraft is fully IFR capable, with a fully electric instrument system (no vacuum power needed). The payload is very good for a four-place aircraft. Handling is similar to the
SR20, predictable and stable. A 310 hp Continental engine powers the SR22. The aircraft
was certificated in 2001.