0627_cirrus_perception_16x9Cirrus 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 or prisoner transport

The G5 can now carry sensors that have become smaller and lighter and could originally only be carried by larger turbine-powered aircraft. The approval was made under the existing SR22 type certificate.

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