TYPE: Four-seat lightplane.

PROGRAMME: Modifications to the SR20 have resulted in the SR22, which comprises an SR20 airframe with modified wing, more powerful engine and all-electric instrumentation (no vacuum system); prototype (N140CD) displayed at AOPA convention in October 2000; FAA certification awarded 30 November 2000. Delivery of first production aircraft (N415PJ) 6 February 2001.

CURRENT VERSIONS: SR22: As described.
SR21 tdi: Announced at Friedrichshafen in April 2001; comprises SR22 airframe powered by 169 kW (227 hp) Snecma-Renault SR-305 turbocharged diesel engine; aimed initially at European market. Will offer lower fuel consumption. Initial deliveries expected during 2004.
Centennial Edition: Limited (100) production model to commemorate 100th anniversary of Wright brothers' first flight. Demonstrator N101YR (c/n 0610). Features include Teledyne Continental Platinum IO-550 engine; custom-striped high-gloss linen white exterior simulating the colour of the original Wright Flyer's fabric, with Wright Flyer logo on fin; colour-matched propeller with chrome spinner; ceramic-coated exhaust; leather interior with Centennial logos; chrome steps, external grab handles and door levers; Centennial cocoa leather seats with embroidered Centennial logo; leather-wrapped door handles, grab handles, throttle lever and sidestick; leather-trimmed glareshield; laser-etched heel plate with Centennial logo; Centennial pilot's clothing, flight bag, baggage and umbrella, plus a model of the customer's aircraft. The 1,000th SR series aircraft (N1000V), delivered in August 2003, was a Centennial Edition.

CUSTOMERS: Orders for 234 received by June 2001. Launch of SR22 saw approximately 20 per cent of SR20 customers upgrade to new model. Total of 124 delivered in 2001, 292 in 2002, and 221 in the first nine months of 2003. By December 2002, 399 had been registered. Recent customers include AirShares Elite of Atlanta, Georgia, which ordered 25, plus 25 options, on 8 April 2002, for its fractional ownership programme. SR22s have been delivered to customers in Australia, Canada, Europe, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa and South America.

COSTS: Standard US$313,900 (2003).

DESIGN FEATURES: As for SR20, but with fuselage-mounted vortex generator ahead of wingroots and wingtip extensions.


FLYING CONTROLS: As for SR20, but flight-adjustable rudder tab and ground-adjustable tab on port elevator.


POWER PLANT: One 231 kW (310 hp) Teledyne Continental IO-550-N flat-six engine driving a three-blade Hartzell PHC-J3YF-1MF/F77392-1 constant-speed propeller. Single fuel tank n each wing, total capacity 318 litres (84.0 US gallons; 69.9 Imp gallons) of which 307 litres (81.0 US gallons; 67.4 Imp gallons) are usable. Oil capacity as SR20.


SYSTEMS: Dual 24 V DC power system with 28 V 75 A alternator and 24 V 10 Ah battery. 12 V power port. Optional Aerospace Systems and Technologies fluid de-icing system for wing and tailplane leading-edges and propeller.

AVIONICS: Comms: Configuration A package includes single Garmin GNS 430 colour GPS/com/nav, GNS 420 GPS/com, GMA 340 audio panel and GTX 327 transponder as standard. Configuration B package substitutes second GNS 430 for GNS 420.
Flight: S-Tec Thirty autopilot standard in package A, replaced by S-Tec Fifty FiveX with altitude preselect in package B, which also adds Sandel SN3308 EHSI. Goodrich WX-500 Stormscope and Skywatch traffic information system optional.
Instrumentation: Avidyne FlightMax Entegra EX5000C 10.4 in landscape format PFD and MFD standard.

EQUIPMENT: Cirrus Airframe Parachute System standard; air conditioning, Aerospace Systems and Technologies fluid ice protection system, and Precise Flight 0.62 m³ (22 cu ft) oxygen system optional.