Cirrus Aircraft on January 11 revealed the 2022 G6 SR Series featuring what the company describes as a refined aircraft design with reduced drag for increased fuel efficiency, as well as Cirrus IQ mobile app updates and the ability to pair premium Xi aesthetic options.
“This latest update to the G6 embodies our passion for continued innovation and commitment to design,” said Ivy McIver, Director of the SR Series Product Line.
The single-engine piston SR Series was introduced more than 20 years ago and is now on its sixth generation with more than 8,000 aircraft 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 explains the 2022 G6 SR is the fastest model to date featuring sleeker wing and tail surfaces and redesigned wheel pants, resulting in true airspeeds of up to nine knots faster. The new model’s ice panel transition seams are smoothed, explains Cirrus, and wheel pant tolerances are tightened to reduce drag. Cirrus notes these aerodynamic refinements contribute to both reduced fuel consumption and faster flight segments.
Cirrus explains luggage compartment access on the 2022 model becomes easier with a new remote unlock capability and keyless entry. As well, the door opens past 90 degrees, stays open during loading, and has been redesigned to feature a deeper pocket that can accommodate two quarts of oil.
The G6 SR features Cirrus Aircraft Spectra illuminated steps offering better step and ground visibility, as well as a Cirrus ‘puddle light’ logo projected onto the ramp. A new, multi-functional USB panel features both USB-A and USB-C ports.
New for 2022, Cirrus IQ enhances aircraft connectivity with a status screen redesigned to include aircraft model designation along with a new navigation bar featuring aircraft status, inspection intervals and warranty expiration. The Maintenance Minder tracks approaching inspections and sends notifications. A flight hour meter automatically updates the inspection cards by providing a progress bar and countdown to the upcoming inspection event. A My Trips module, scheduled for release in February 2022, automatically logs every flight and curates key trip statistics and achievements earned while flying.