Cir­rus’s new TRAC

Pilot - - PILOT NOTES -

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

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