Pilot and passenger safety is the cornerstone of
aircraft design at Cirrus. Every Cirrus aircraft ever
built comes standard with CAPS, the Cirrus Airframe
Parachute System, and now many other ‘Cirrus first’
safety features such as the ‘blue’ level button, airbag
seatbelts, enhanced stability and protection and
information rich avionics.
Recognizing the importance of Cirrus Aircraft’s
innovative efforts in the area of safety, the Cirrus
Aircraft Safety Design Team was recognized with the
prestigious Joseph T. Nall Safety Award in late 2013 for
pioneering many of these important safety innovations
While receiving the award on behalf of the design team
at Cirrus, Co-Founder and CEO Dale Klapmeier noted, “We
have the deepest regard for the aviation leaders who
have received this award in past years, and Cirrus
Aircraft is honored to join them. However, our work is
far from done as we continue to challenge ourselves to
make flying safer for new and seasoned pilots alike.”
2014 Generation 5 Aircraft - 2014 models of Generation 5
Cirrus aircraft are improved with striking new features
that will be noticed immediately on the ramp. With
Cirrus Integrated LED Technology, luxury automobile LED
lighting is integrated for the first time into a high
performance, single-engine airplane, increasing
functional capability while enhancing aesthetic appeal.
Combined with a new palette of exterior
paint colors and the redesigned Carbon and Platinum
aircraft paint schemes, 2014 Cirrus Aircraft are again
set apart for new owners.
Less visible and equally important are other new
upgrades for 2014. Single caliper Beringer
Performance brakes reduce weight while enhancing
braking performance and safety. This new brake
system provides the same stopping power but with
less mass, achieved with a smaller rotor that
performs at cooler overall operating temperatures.
The new Beringer brake system also features tubeless
tires, providing higher reliability when compared to
traditional tube tires while reducing the risk of
leaks and failures.