Cirrus Says The New TCM Powerplant Is Lighter, Quieter,
And Smoother With Future Fuel Flexibility
Kicking off the eighth annual meeting of the Cirrus Owners and
Pilots Association Friday, Cirrus Aircraft introduced the SR22T,
the newest member of the SR22 family of composite piston aircraft.
The SR22 series is the world's best-selling four-place airplane for
eight years in a row.
New Cirrus SR22T
The key new feature in the SR22T is the availability of the
Teledyne Continental Motors (TCM) twin-turbocharged TSIO-550-K
engine. This all new engine installation was co-developed via a
unique partnership between engineers at TCM and Cirrus, and is not
currently available in any other production aircraft.
Cirrus Aircraft Executive Vice President, Pat Waddick praised
both the partnership and the airplane's performance. "Thinking
forward, sometimes years forward, is a hallmark of Cirrus Aircraft.
In addition to a quieter operation, lower weight, a smoother ride
and many other refinements, the new SR22T offers Cirrus customers a
high performance, twin turbo-charged option with the additional
benefit of greater future fuel flexibility."
Starting with the latest generation SR22 airframe, design
improvements for SR22T include the unique installation of the
TSIO-550-K engine fully backed by a TCM factory warranty, smoother
and lighter nose landing gear and a redesigned cowl with dedicated
induction inlets and exit air louvers for improved cooling. The
SR22T also features new environmental control system hardware that
supports up to 50 degrees of additional cabin heating capability at
all altitudes. Finally, all SR22T standard and customer optional
systems - flight into known icing, environmental systems, charts,
weather, including engine operations, and more - integrate
seamlessly with the Cirrus Perspective by Garmin cockpit.
Performance is also upgraded in SR22T. Notable
enhancements include improved takeoff and climb, quieter takeoff
and climb noise levels, higher useful load and better deceleration
"With the introduction of the new SR22T model, Cirrus continues
to offer the SR22 Turbo with the twin turbo-normalized "Tornado
Alley Turbo" STC," Waddick added. "Depending on a customer's
personal priorities and preferences, Cirrus offers a choice of
either aircraft with essentially equal performance."
After flying the second production SR22T from the U.S. to Europe
nonstop just 10 days ago, Cirrus France Director Regis Masson
praised the new airplane's performance and capabilities. "I have
just crossed the North Atlantic from Duluth to Paris in a new SR22T
in 22 hours. It climbs like a rocket to 25,000 feet and a few times
I had to reduce power for others to keep up. The airplane runs like
a Swiss clock…it delivers on everything it promises and
The SR22T carries a base price of $475,000 and is well-equipped
at $525,900. Orders can be placed immediately as SR22T production
is well underway with first customer deliveries planned for June 21
at company headquarters in Duluth, Minnesota.