Compare the fixed costs, variable cost, and performance of Cirrus SR22 G5 GTS to over 500 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft, with accurate data from Conklin & de Decker.
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). Cirrus now offers a turbocharged version, the Cirrus SR22 GTS turbo.
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, making it predictable and stable. A 310 hp Continental engine powers the SR22 G5 GTS.
The Cirrus SR22 G5 GTS is equipped with the Garmin 1000 cockpit with a WAAS-certified GNS 420W GPS. It has a new, lighter wing, which increases useful load.
SR22 G5 GTS
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