The Cirrus SR22 is a modern four-seat, single-engine light aircraft of the U.S. aircraft manufacturer Cirrus Design Corporation.
The model is available since February 2001 and is in a sense the "big brother " of the delivered since 1999 SR20. Cirrus has set new standards in general aviation set with this plane: Many parts of the fuselage and wings are made of carbon fiber, advanced integrated avionics (since 2004 with an Electronic Flight Instrument System) and especially the built already in the SR20 rescue system ( the complete aircraft can drop in an emergency on a parachute to earth ) are the outstanding features. The SR22 has a cruising speed of 185 knots (342 km / h). This is for an aircraft with a maintenance- friendly, rigid chassis in a dismal performance, leading to the present ( 2008) makes the SR22 's best-selling general aviation aircraft. The main competitors for the SR22 ( SR22 GTS ), the Mooney Ovation 3/Acclaim and the Columbia 400
The French Air Force has seven machines for the education of their navigators ordered to be operated by the company CATS. The machines are stationed in Salon- de -Provence.
As versions of the SR22 -G5, the SR22 -GTS and SR22 -GTS Perspective and the SR -22 and SR -22 GTS Turbo Turbo are currently available. The turbo versions include a turbocharger which is used for power conservation in high altitudes. The other versions differ only in the equipment, for example, the avionics.
The database currently lists the NTSB (2012) 144 incidents with the aircraft type, including 66 fatalities. 115 people died in accidents according to the database with the Cirrus SR22 killed.
- On 22 October 2008, a Cirrus SR22 crashed on landing approach to runway 14 of the airport Zurich-Kloten in Switzerland. On board the machine was enrolled in the U.S., four people were. Two people died still at the accident scene, a third died four days later in hospital from his injuries.
- February 24, 2009 crashed a Cirrus SR22 in Helserdeich near Friedrichskoog ( Dithmar / Schleswig -Holstein) from previously unknown causes. All four occupants were killed.
- On 31 May 2010 a Polish approved Cirrus (SP- AVC) in Bielefeld ( EDLI ) fell short of the runway in a wooded area. All four occupants died.
- On July 5, 2010 in the U.S. state of New Jersey three people have been killed. The Cirrus SR22 crashed after the go-around on the airfield of Caldwell, New Jersey about a half mile north of the airfield at Fairfield and went up in flames.
- On 14 November 2011 Cirrus SR22 crashed a near track Weiler, Rhineland -Palatinate, Germany. She was on the way from Baden -Airpark in Rheinmünster - Söllingen to Dusseldorf. For unknown reasons, the aircraft flew in foggy weather against a hillside of Teufelsberg. Both occupants burned beyond recognition. They were identified two days later as business people from the Emirate of Qatar.
- On September 15, 2012 shortly after midnight crashed a Cirrus SR22 near Willard, Missouri, USA. All five occupants, a couple with three children, died in the crash.