Turbo Cirrus

While original equipment manufacturers put the whole package together, GA has thousands of smaller companies that specialize in all the bits and pieces that go into an airplane. And when a good airplane like the Cirrus SR22 starts flying in numbers, there are plenty of specialists ready to make it better. When AVweb talked to George Braly, of General Aviation Modifications Inc. last winter, his Tornado Alley Turbo engineers were testing a turbonormalizing system for the Cirrus and hoped to have it ready for AirVenture. Looks like they made it. Cirrus has scheduled a news conference for Wednesday to discuss particulars of the system, which should maintain the SR22's airspeed while flying the high teens in altitude, resulting in a true airspeed in the 200-knot range.