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Cirrus Introduce the SR Series G7 to South African Aviation

By Trevor Cohen

Cirrus Aircraft introduced their SR Series G7 to South Africa at a function hosted at Lanseria Airport last week. The SR Series G7 aircraft features touch-screen interfaces, large high-resolution displays, advanced safety systems, improved visibility, increased legroom, enhanced convenience features, and the Cirrus IQ mobile app that provides remote access to real-time health and readiness indications for your aircraft so you can travel faster, safer and smarter wherever you go.

The G7 features an easy-to-use touchscreen-controlled flight deck and a comfortable, stylish cabin, providing a welcoming personal aviation experience. The advanced flight deck reduces pilot workload and improves situational awareness for both pilot and passengers. Cirrus Aircraft has redefined personal aviation with the SR Series and the Vision Jet, aligning the flight deck, cabin experience, and training programs, such as the Private Pilot Program, to offer a clear path from learning to fly and owning an SR Series aircraft, all the way to piloting your own Vision Jet.

With nearly 10,000 aircraft delivered, the SR Series product line – TRAC20/22/22T, SR20, SR22, SR22T – continues to lead the high-performance, single-engine piston market with a rich history of industry-first advancements inspiring generations to come.

First delivered in 1999 and now memorialized in the ‘We All Fly’ exhibition at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, the SR20 altered the light aircraft industry with a 10' multi-function display and later added a complete glass flight deck with the very first primary flight display in a small, certified aircraft. These technological advancements revolutionized the industry and helped improve safety while simplifying the way pilots navigate around the world – forever changing the aviation landscape.

Today, the SR Series G7 features Cirrus Perspective Touch+™ by Garmin®, the most advanced flight deck in the industry, and is the first-ever piston aircraft to incorporate dual Garmin Touch Controllers. Perspective Touch+ offers larger, high-resolution displays with expanded systems integration, enabling a more intuitive flight deck experience, reducing pilot workload and increasing situational awareness. The interior creates a refined inflight experience for the pilot and passengers, increasing the comfort for every occupant with easy-to-see and understandable flight details such as – current position, fuel level, destination arrival time and more.

The Perspective Touch+ flight deck now integrates more systems including:

  • Larger, high-resolution 12' or optional 14' widescreen displays to streamline tasks.

  • Garmin Touchscreen Controllers with intuitive icons and a shallow menu structure.

  • CAS-linked checklists and Checklist Scroll Wheel to easily navigate through checklists.

  • Taxiway Routing and 3D SafeTaxi to simplify airport ground navigation.

Pilot and passenger comfort continue to inspire reimagined interiors. The SR Series G7 reveals the seamless convergence of luxury, comfort and innovation. The reimagined interior embodies auto-inspired features and ergonomics throughout featuring:

  • New Push Button Start modernizes the G7 aircraft ignition.

  • The Automatic Fuel Selector System makes fuel management even easier by automatically switching between fuel tanks every five gallons.

  • Redesigned interior panels incorporate dimmable task lights and ambient accent lighting, illuminating the cabin.

  • Sturdy cup holders, numerous pockets and two centre console compartments neatly store belongings for increased organization, seamless cord management and accessibility.

  • Powered Headset Jacks and Lighted High-Power USB-C outlets are uniquely positioned within easy reach of each occupant to keep you connected during flight.

The Cirrus Airframe Parachute System is industry-defining, unique-to-Cirrus and standard equipment on all Cirrus aircraft. Continuously innovating with safety in mind, Cirrus now introduces additional advanced safety systems to the G7:

  • Stick Shaker for enhanced low-speed situational awareness where the pilot and copilot are alerted through a vibration in the yoke to warn of an imminent stall.

  • Flap Airspeed Protection monitors airspeed to protect from accidentally deploying or retracting flaps when the aircraft is travelling too fast or too slow for flap configuration changes.

  • Taxiway Routing and 3D SafeTaxi provide increased awareness in the airport environment.

Perspective Touch+ enables deeper integration of aircraft systems to increase pilot awareness of aircraft health and adds notable safety features including:

  • Aircraft Systems Synoptic Pages display a visual blueprint of the health and status of the aircraft systems, including fuel, electrical and ice protection.

  • Cirrus IQ™ mobile app checks for key aircraft readiness items – maintenance, technical publications, trip achievements, real-time status of fuel and oxygen levels, aircraft location, flight hours and more.

The SR Series G7 continues to raise the bar as the modern flight training aircraft for forward-thinking, world-class flight training institutions.

Whether you are a current pilot or ready to become one, Cirrus Aircraft can guide you every step of the way.



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