Ask Question Asked 3 years, 6 months ago. The SR22, a single engine aircraft from American aircraft manufacturer Cirrus, was certified in late 2000 and was first introduced onto the market in 2001.
With piston versions continuing to roll off the assembly line, parts availability and support are good. But, this creates a TIT that is far too high to ensure engine longevity.
Even at normal cruise power, the Malibu can fly for over seven hours (1,400-plus nm), but if you pull the power back to economy cruise, you can fly for nearly nine hours and go over 1,500 nm. There are usually plenty of them available in the marketplace. Fortunately, the investigation results declared the PA46 innocent. The PA46 is in a niche by itself, and this has placed Piper in the envious spot of having no true competitors. It is going to require more fuel to keep it aloft than a Malibu, but fuel is the cheap part of owning any airplane. This variation of the SR22 boasted a turbocharged engine that was absent in the original version. The piston PA46, whether Malibu or Mirage, is an excellent airplane for the owner that wants long-range, all-weather, IFR capability.
Created by a brilliant design team led by Jim Griswold and included present PA46 instructor and aerodynamicist John Mariani, this team dreamt big, producing a clean-sheet airplane that continues to stand the test of time. So, despite the increase in 40 HP, the Mirage is no faster than the Malibu and climbs no better than a Malibu – it only burns more fuel. 3 $\begingroup$ Here is my scenario. And those numbers are not inflated. The rest of the prices for the SR22T were 585,000 (2013), 630,000 (2014), 675,000 (2015), 720,000 (2016).