Duluth, Minn. & Knoxville, Tenn. (28 January 2021) – Cirrus Aircraft unveiled a new Limited Edition aircraft to commemorate the delivery of its 8,000th SR Series aircraft later this year – the 8000 Limited Edition SR Series. Inspired by the company’s rich history of designing and building aircraft that inspire people to experience the world through personal aviation, the new design features bold colors and unapologetic accents on the exterior and interior.
“The SR Series has an incredible history of innovation, evolution and invention,” said Zean Nielsen, CEO at Cirrus Aircraft. “Our team took that as inspiration to create a Limited Edition that breaks out of the boundaries of traditional aircraft design to reflect the energy and excitement of where we are going next.”
Cirrus Aircraft’s first high-performance SR Series airplane — the SR20 — was delivered in 1999 and transformed general aviation with intuitive avionics, game-changing performance and revolutionary safety systems, including the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System® (CAPS®). The SR Series has been the world’s best-selling single-engine piston for 18 years in a row, with a portfolio that includes the SR20, SR22 powered by Continental’s IO-550 engine with 310 hp, and the turbocharged SR22T powered by Continental’s TSIO-550 with 315 hp. Congratulations to Cirrus on their recent accomplishments. Continental® is looking forward to building on the 20 year relationship with Cirrus to continue building the future of general aviation.
Later this year, the company will deliver its 8000th SR Series aircraft and exceed 11 million flight hours in more than 60 countries around the world.