The newest iteration of the Cirrus SR22 model, the G6, is now launched, Cirrus Aircraft announced on Wednesday. The 2017 G6 offers an updated Garmin flight deck — the Cirrus Perspective-Plus — with a times-10 boost in processing speed, plus new wingtip lighting that incorporates ultra-high-performance LEDs. “Perspective-Plus instantly adds game-changing capabilities to G6 – from connectivity to safety to navigation,” said Todd Simmons, president of customer experience for Cirrus. The new features include animated datalink weather, SurfaceWatch safety protection, payload management, visual approach capabilities and wireless database uploads.
The Cirrus SR20 also got an upgrade for 2017, adding the new Perspective-Plus flight deck, plus a Lycoming IO-390 four-cylinder powerplant with 215 horsepower. The new engine power plus additional enhancements add up to a useful load increase of 150 pounds, Cirrus said. The G6 SR20 also includes the new LED wingtip lights.