• The Cirrus TRAC range is aimed squarely at training organisations. (Cirrus Aircraft)
    The Cirrus TRAC range is aimed squarely at training organisations. (Cirrus Aircraft)

Cirrus Aircraft yesterday announced a renewed push into the training market with a new range of aircraft based on the SR series.

Known as the TRAC series, the new trainers are configured to meet the specific demands of the training industry, with what the company says is increased economy and durability.

“Our commitment to flight training goes far beyond innovation in aircraft design to include a unique approach to attracting and training future generations of aviators,” said Zean Nielsen, CEO at Cirrus Aircraft. “The TRAC Series delivers a 21st century solution for world-class, forward-thinking flight training institutions.”

The TRAC SR20 retains the 215-hp Lycoming IO-390 engine and is fitted with Garmin Perspective+ avionics. Interestingly, the aircraft also has a landing gear simulator for retractable training.

Cirrus has redesigned the interior to meet the needs of a high-rotation training environment, replacing the luxury materials found in the SR series with durable all-weather floor liners and wear-resistant seats. More space has been created in the cabin to provide workspace.

The Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS) is also standard on the TRAC series.

"Premier flight programs around the world continue to select Cirrus Aircraft for their training fleets,” said David Moser, Vice President of Fleet and Special Mission Aircraft Sales at Cirrus Aircraft.

“These partnerships have been instrumental in our development of the technologically-advanced, cost-effective TRAC platform designed exclusively for leading flight academies and universities across the globe.”

Several training organisations around the world are using the standard SR series, including Emirates Airlines, Lufthansa Aviation Training and the United States Air Force Academy, 

More information on the Cirrus TRAC aircraft is on the Cirrus website.

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