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Cirrus IQ, stabilized approach highlight 2020 G6 SR series

Cirrus debuted its 2020 G6 SR series with new features including Cirrus IQ and a stabilized approach advisory system that lets you and the aircraft communicate on the ground and in the air.

The Bimini blue 2020 Cirrus G6 SR series color scheme is just one of the bright hues the company is offering. The 2020 edition features Cirrus IQ and a stabilized approach advisory system. Photo courtesy of Cirrus via YouTube.

The new Cirrus IQ feature lets you remotely check the status of different systems on the SR20, SR22, and SR22T from your smartphone.

“Through the Cirrus mobile app, you’ll be able to wake up the airplane, query it, and receive a real-time health status,” says Ivy McIver, Cirrus SR product line director, in a promotional video introducing the 2020 edition.

You can see the aircraft’s fuel level, battery voltage, oil temperature, total time, and if equipped, TKS and oxygen levels. The idea is that the you can call ahead to have the aircraft serviced, if needed, so that it is ready before you even reach the airport.

The aircraft can talk to you in flight too. Think of it like your safety pilot or flight instructor who provides a second set of eyes to make sure you don’t miss something on an instrument approach.

The Cirrus Perspective+ flight deck by Garmin adds a stabilized approach advisory system that will alert you if you deviate laterally or vertically by a three-quarter-scale deflection, if the flaps are set wrong, or the altimeter is set incorrectly. It will also warn you if you have more than a 20-knot crosswind or 10-knot tailwind for landing.

The 2020 edition also includes the option for a four-blade, carbon-fiber Hartzell propeller for the SR22T; bold paint schemes; new collections; enhanced interiors; and a new key fob.

Alyssa J. Miller

Alyssa J. Cobb

AOPA Senior Director of eMedia and Online Managing Editor
AOPA Senior Director of eMedia and Online Managing Editor Alyssa J. Cobb began working at AOPA in 2004, is a flight instructor, and loves flying her Cessna 170B with her husband and son. Alyssa is also co-host of AOPA Live This Week.
Topics: Aircraft

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