Cirrus’s new TRAC
The new version of the SR20 includes integrated Perspective+ flight displays and is aimed at flight training operators
In late September Cirrus Aircraft announced the TRAC, a new version of the SR20 developed specifically for flight training operators. Its integrated Perspective+ flight deck includes two large flight displays, a Flight Management System keypad controller, an Electronic Stability and Protection system and an integrated engine indication and crew alerting/warning system (EICAS)−ALL features found on current airliners. ‘The TRAC also has a landing gear simulator system that will teach the student the ways of the retractable gear without the aircraft actually needing the equipment,’ says Cirrus, ‘and a small switch on the right side of the centre console will allow the instructor to set up systemfault scenarios for the student to work through. The cabin interior has also been revised to suit high-utilisation training, replacing the luxury materials normally found in the SR Series with a durable all-weather floor liner and easy-to-clean wear-resistant furnishings, and optional air conditioning.’
“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,” says Zean Nielsen, Cirrus’s Chief Executive Officer. “Flight training programmes around the globe operate fleets of Cirrus aircraft, including Emirates Airline, Lufthansa Aviation Training, the USAF Academy, Airbus Flight Academy, Western Michigan University, Oklahoma State University, Japan Civil Aviation College, the Royal Saudi Air Force and many more. The TRAC Series delivers a 21st century solution for world-class, forward-thinking flight training institutions.”
Base price for the aircraft is $409,900, rising to $541,500 with all TRAC packages installed.
Cirrus TRAC panel
Cirrus TRAC throttle quadrant