Aircraft Review

October 1999 Issue

Cirrus SR20

The SR20 is finally delivering. Hereís how the real airplane measures up against the claims. (Itís pretty close, actually.)

[IMGCAP(1)] The Arrow and Archer are dead. Some Mooneys may have to go on life support. The Socata singles are soon to be driven from the market.

Now that Cirrus design is delivering its new composite SR20, some people are actually beginning to believe that. Allowing for the usual level of hype surrounding any new airplane, our guess is thereís more than a shard of truth to the claims. The SR20 looks good on paper, flies well and, most important, itís in production.

If Cirrus makes it through the first year of production without major disasters, continues to deliver airplanes and develops a support organization, weíre hard pressed to see why anyone would see much value in any other air...

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