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2013-07-29 Royal Saudi Air Force selects Cirrus SR22 aircraft for pilot training

Cirrus announced that BAE Systems has been awarded a contract to supply Cirrus SR22 aircraft to support the future aircrew training requirements of the Royal Saudi Air Force.


Cirrus SR22 (image: Cirrus)

This new fleet order for Cirrus Aircraft follows an agreement between the governments of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, under the Saudi British Defence Cooperation Programme (SBDCP). The aircraft will provide primary flying training to the RSAF at the King Faisal Air Academy in Riyadh.

"Cirrus is proud to have been selected by the RSAF. The relationship we have with BAE Systems and the RSAF is another example of the importance placed on training with technologically advanced aircraft by these impressive global institutions." stated Jon Dauplaise, Vice President of Fleet and Special Mission Aircraft for Cirrus.

Cirrus SR22 aircraft will be delivered equipped with innovations for which Cirrus is well known:

  • Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS),
  • airbag seatbelts,
  • Cirrus Perspective avionics by Garmin
  • all the active and passive safety features available as standard on every Cirrus aircraft.

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