News

28Jan 2017

Facing a 30′ waves and 30mph winds, ditching in the Pacific ocean hundreds of miles from land. Was transporting a Cirrus SR22 with auxiliary fuel tanks installed in the cabin. When the auxiliary tanking systems fails, 4hrs before ditching

12Jan 2017

Tucked away in last week’s Cirrus G6 announcements were some hidden gems. Most significant of all was the substantial repositioning of the “little sibling” SR20. First, the SR20 has been given a reliable, low maintenance, 215hp Lycoming engine (versus a 200hp Continental in the G3 model). It will be interesting to see if this extra […]

16Dec 2016

Kreisha Ballantyne attends the Cirrus Pilot Proficiency Program in Orange, NSW Every two years, the Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association members gather together at a regional aerodrome to participate in their Pilot Proficiency Program (CPPP). Flight and ground instructors from the USA migrate to Australia to freshen the skills of the attendees, present seminars and […]

13Nov 2016

After a 10 week journey, covering nearly 24,000nm and 20 countries, Lachie Smart now holds the world record for the youngest person to fly around the world in a single engine aircraft, age 18. That aircraft was a Cirrus SR22. Kreisha Ballantyne catches up with him shortly after his return. Lachie, firstly, huge congrats on […]

12Sep 2016

In aviation, technical details don’t always convey how impressive something can be. Think the Rolls Royce Merlin engine powering the Spitfire. No words can accurately describe that sound. It’s the same with the 2016 version of the world’s biggest selling single engine aircraft for the last 12 years, the Cirrus SR22. No red blooded pilot […]

26Aug 2016

Welcome home Lachie! Sunshine Coast teenager Lachlan Smart created history this morning when he touched down at Maroochydore Airport, becoming the youngest person to ever complete a solo circumnavigation of the world in a single engine aircraft. Smart departed the same airport on the Sunshine Coast on July 4 this year and stopped in 24 […]

26Jul 2016

18 year old Lachlan Smart is well on the way to breaking the current record for being the youngest person to fly solo around the world and he’s doing it in a Cirrus. Sunshine Coast teenager Lachlan Smart landed safely in Hollister, California following an epic flight of over 13 hours from Hilo, Hawaii, the longest leg […]

25Jul 2016

Vas Srinivasan knew he needed to find a better way to get his staff and equipment between his orthodontist practices at Maroochydore and Hervey Bay and chose a Cirrus SR22 to do the job. He decided that the travel was too much for him and his staff, purchased the aeroplane and obtained the assistance of […]

19Jul 2016

A private plane is often seen as the ultimate luxury item – the sort of lifestyle accessory reserved exclusively for the rich and famous. But while private aircraft, including helicopters, are certainly big-ticket items, it’s not just the jet set who see the sense in having their own set of wings. Graham Horne, Regional Director […]

30Jun 2016

Pressurisation for the Vision Jet is an integrated system, automatically controlled through the Perspective Touch avionics. It works behind the scenes to keep the cabin, crew, and passengers safe and comfortable at all times…. The Cabin Pressurisation Control System (CPCS) maintains cabin air pressure at a scheduled pressure level by using conditioned bleed air from […]

16Jun 2016

Cirrus Aircraft has received FAA approval for customers to install external cameras, sensors, and communications equipment on the Cirrus G5. The equipment can be aimed at a variety of applications, including Aerial surveys Aerial photography Air sampling All-weather transport Disaster support Drug interdiction Geothermic surveys Military pilot training Pipeline patrol Traffic enforcement and studies VIP […]

20May 2016

It’s been a long time coming, but hearty congratulations from the Cirrus team to Adam Starr of Flight One at Archerfield, for being the very first in Australia to earn his Platinum CSIP accreditation. CSIP stands for Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot – which means that an instructor with this accreditation has been trained and regularly audited by […]

12May 2016

18 year old Lachlan Smart is attempting to be the youngest person to fly solo around the world and the aircraft he will be using is a Cirrus. Recently, Lachlan was interviewed on on Channel 9’s The Today Show and on Nine News. Click on the link to watch the Today Show story. Click here […]

07May 2016

The first production Vision Jet has completed its inaugural flight in Duluth. Test pilot Terry LeSage reported just what we hoped to hear: “Pilot feedback on P1 is simple; the aircraft handled just great. It was unnoticeably different from C2 (the third of our conforming test-article jets), with handling qualities matching those of its predecessors […]

04May 2016

I recently travelled to Cirrus Design USA manufacturing headquarters in Duluth, Minnesota to take collection of a new SR20. Situated on the edge of Lake Superior, Duluth in winter is snow covered with temperatures hovering around -2C to -15C most days. After the 40 hour journey from Perth’s summer – it’s a shock to the senses taking that […]

02Feb 2016

As the first month of 2016 comes to a close, we know many of you are eager to hear about the progression of the Vision Jet toward certification. We’ve been operating a busy schedule and have been checking a lot of important items off the list. Some of the recent significant accomplishments are as follows: […]

29Jan 2016

New for 2016 are a number of exciting changes which even further enhance the flying experience and feeling of luxury and convenience for pilots and their passengers when they are in the Cirrus. Leather seats and tinted windows are now a standard feature in all aircraft. The front seats have been redesigned to be even […]

21Jan 2016

Duluth, Minn. (21 January 2016) – Cirrus Aircraft today announced the debut of their latest innovation in flight training – the Interactive Flight Operations Manual (iFOM). The iFOM is a multi-touch iBook designed for use on the iPhone, iPad and Apple® computer platforms, providing pilots personalized mobile access to SR20, SR22 and SR22T flight procedures, […]

22Dec 2015

Ride along with Rob Haig, Cirrus Director of Vision Jet Flight Training and Operations, in one of our prototype flight test aircraft. Walk with him through pre-flight before taking off for a beautiful flight over Duluth, Minnesota where you’ll witness the new Perspective Touch flight deck at work and will get a sense of how […]

05Nov 2015

Dubai’s Emirates Airlines’ training academy has agreed to order 22 piston single engine Cirrus SR22’s. The aircraft, which will be delivered starting in 2017, will be used by cadet pilots as they train to become fully-qualified commercial pilots for Emirates. This order will allow Emirates Flight Training Academy cadet pilots to receive, for the first […]

05Nov 2015

The sight of an airplane underneath a parachute got a lot of attention at Fayetteville, Oklahoma, USA earlier today, and so did the crash landing; partly because the pilot was the former U.S. CEO of Walmart, and also because all three men on board only sustained very minor injuries. Tweet

12Oct 2015

Tim Buchman was on a “flying hiatus” before he met Cirrus Regional Sales Director Jonathan Sweatman at an open house event. Hearing all about Cirrus innovation sparked his interest, so, of course, Tim had to check out this revolutionary aircraft for himself. “Two things put that airplane into my family’s hands. My wife makes all […]

08Oct 2015

Mike Neil started slow and steady with aviation and took his time becoming a pilot. He wanted to make sure he would be safe in the air. Mike was in no hurry to fly – until he flew in a Cirrus. “I began to use a Share Plus program. I bought a share of an SR22, and immediately, I ended […]

15Sep 2015

Duluth, Minn. (09 September 2015) – Cirrus Aircraft today introduced a new era of avionics designed specifically for the new Vision SF50 Personal Jet: Cirrus Perspective Touch by Garmin. Created in collaboration with Garmin International Inc., this revolutionary new touchscreen-based flight deck sets the new standard in performance, personalization, safety and ease of use for […]

14Sep 2015

On the weekend of the 12th September, 36 Cirrus aircraft converged on Hamilton Island for the bi-annual Cirrus Life convention. The Cirrus Life event placed a big focus on training, improvement and learning. For two days, seminars were offered on engine maintenance and management, avionics, flight planning and advanced handling techniques. Specialist mentors were on hand […]

20Aug 2015

Ryan Fiorini jokes, but his wife has some valid regrets about giving her husband a Cirrus Discovery Flight for his birthday – saying that gift was the most expensive $99 ever spent! That birthday present led to a pilots license, instrument rating and the purchase of a brand new SR22. “Once I took that flight, […]

21Jul 2015

We are at the Oshkosh airshow in the USA, which is Cirrus Aircraft’s biggest event. Attended the kick off party last night with 1100 other Cirrus owners, staff and supporters. What a night, with some big stars and a surprise showing of the Vision Jet stole the night.

17Jun 2015

Duluth, Minn. (15 JUNE 2015) – Cirrus Aircraft today announced its latest significant milestone: the customer delivery of its 6,000th new airplane. The accomplishment comes just 16 years after the company delivered its first production aircraft and on the heels of a strong 2014 performance where the SR-series of aircraft maintained its position as the best-selling four/five-place aircraft […]

11May 2015

Cirrus Sunshine Coast was proud to deliver today a new SR 20 aircraft to Flight One at Archerfield. The Cirrus with it’s state of the art glass cockpit and numerous safety features will be an excellent addition to their training fleet.

06May 2015

Duluth, MN and Knoxville, TN (6 May 2015) – In a special ceremony today at McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville, Tennessee, Cirrus Aircraft Co-Founder and CEO Dale Klapmeier joined Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam in announcing the expansion of Cirrus Aircraft to Knoxville with its new Cirrus Customer Experience Center, called the ‘Vision Center.’ The Vision Center will become […]

16Jun 2014

The Cirrus SR22T. It’s a get-there airplane, an efficient business tool, a time machine, and a super-sweet adventure vehicle. Wait, what?!?! Adventure vehicle? Yes, and the adventures are not limited to ones accessed by a paved runway. In the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies, the distances are vast, the scenery is awe-inspiring and the opportunities […]

28Mar 2014

Duluth, Minn. (25 March, 2014) – Cirrus Aircraft announced today it has achieved a significant milestone in its Vision SF50 personal jet program with the successful first flight of certification aircraft ‘C-Zero’ (C0). The SF50 is a seven seat, pressurized, single engine jet and the newest airplane in Cirrus’ line of composite high performance personal […]

29Jan 2014

Cirrus Aircraft delivered 276 new aircraft in 2013, nearly a 10 percent increase over 2012, marking its best aircraft shipment performance since 2008. According to its announcement, Cirrus Aircraft’s annual market share has grown to 37 percent and the SR22/22T model remains the best-selling four- or five-seat airplane for the 11th year in a row. “The […]