Cirrus Now Offers Room for Five
January 12, 2012 - Cirrus Aircraft this week introduced a fifth seat option for its SR20, SR22, and SR22T aircraft models. All 2012 models will feature the new 60/40 Flex Seating with a wider back seat, highlighted by a 60/40 fold-down split in the rear seat for five-person maximum aircraft occupancy. According to Cirrus, the new configuration is 10 pounds lighter and the folding seat and cargo net will allow for increased cargo capacity.
“We are building a new class of airplane,” said Dale Klapmeier, co-founder and CEO. “Our aircraft was already the largest and most comfortable cabin in its class of four-seat airplanes. Now we have significantly improved our airplanes by making the interior cabin wider, allowing for additional passengers, as well as adding greater comfort when traveling with fewer passengers.”
The fold-down feature operates like an automobile, eliminating the need for pulling pins to configure seats. The new seat has three over-the-shoulder seatbelts in the rear seat as well as five headphone jacks and five oxygen ports (when the built-in-oxygen system is installed) integrated seamlessly into the cabin. The new seating also offers a three-position recline feature and an automobile-style child seat restraint system, called LATCH.