Purdue University acquires fleet of Cirrus SR20s

  • 27-Jan-2010 08:13 EST

Each SR20 to be delivered to Purdue University will be equipped with the Cirrus Perspective by Garmin avionics platform, Alaka'i Technologies data recorders, and Garmin GDL-90 receivers to support ongoing research projects.

Purdue University’s Department of Aviation Technology has purchased 16 2010 SR20 model aircraft from Cirrus Aircraft. The 600 students currently enrolled in the Purdue program will use the new Cirrus fleet daily to obtain hands-on flying experience, earn a private pilot certificate, instrument rating, and ultimately a commercial type rating. After careful consideration of operating cost, safety, flight characteristics, research capability, and proposals from other manufacturers, Purdue chose the SR20, which features a whole airframe parachute recovery system as standard equipment. The first Cirrus SR20 deliveries will take place in March with the last of the 16 aircraft scheduled to arrive on campus in July, replacing the university’s current fleet of Piper Warriors.

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