The 8000 Limited Edition SR Series features an industry-first Volt wing paint scheme. (Photo: Cirrus Aircraft)
Cirrus Aircraft on January 28 unveiled a new Limited Edition aircraft to commemorate the pending delivery of its 8,000th SR Series aircraft later this year – the 8000 Limited Edition SR Series. The SR Series, also later this year, is expected to exceed 11 million flight hours in more than 60 countries around the world.
“The SR Series has an incredible history of innovation, evolution and invention,” said Zean Nielsen, CEO, Cirrus Aircraft. “Our team took that as inspiration to create a Limited Edition that breaks out of the boundaries of traditional aircraft design to reflect the energy and excitement of where we are going next.”
The 8000 Limited Edition SR Series features an exterior design with what Cirrus describes as an industry-first Volt wing paint scheme. These graphics and colours carry through into the interior with Volt stitching on the seats and embroidery on the door, and luxury perforated leather on the seats and throttle.
In addition to the new design, each of the limited run of eight 8000 Limited Edition aircraft will be delivered along with a curated series of gifts and events for the new owners.
Cirrus Aircraft’s first SR Series airplane – the SR20 – was delivered in 1999 featuring the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS). Cirrus states the SR Series has been the world’s best-selling single-engine piston for 18 years in a row, with a portfolio that includes the SR20, SR22 and the turbocharged SR22T.
The sixth generation SR Series – G6 SR Series – in 2017 launched the high-speed Cirrus Perspective+TM by Garmin flight deck, Cirrus Spectra wingtip lighting, premium cockpit connectivity solutions and more. In the following years, the G6 SR Series was enhanced with flight deck upgrades and new features in connectivity, including the Cirrus Aircraft mobile app powered by Cirrus IQ for access to real-time aircraft data, flight data streaming and the ability to text or call contacts on the ground with FlightStream 510.