Sophisticated Cirrus

The Cirrus 2012 SR-22 plane , the biggest selling single engine piston plane in the world, has gotten more kudos. “Flying” magazine, the most widely read general aviation enthusiast magazine, says the SR-22 is as sophisticated as they come.

It  named the Cirrus piston plane “the Most Sophisticated Single… Ever” in a recent cover story.

Cirrus CEO Dale Klapmeier calls it the latest validation of the company’s efforts by one of the leading authorities in general aviation.

Cirrus Aircraft, based in Duluth,  is known for its high performance planes that incorporate pilot-friendly aerospace electronics, luxury automotive ergonomics and advanced safety features. Those safety features include an airframe parachute system that Cirrus pioneered and which is standard equipment on Cirrus planes.

More high tech features added to Cirrus planes this year add to its “sophisticated” ranking. They include cockpit satellite access for worldwide weather, satellite phone, text and e-mail messaging. Flex seating now allows for the rear seating to be adjusted to accommodate a fifth person.

The kudos from Flying magazine comes just after the company celebrated the sale of its 5,000th plane (since its 1999 start) and reached its highest market share worldwide in its single engine personal aircraft category.