Cirrus SR-22 airplane model. The SR22, certified in November 2000, is a more powerful version of the earlier SR20. The SR22 is a low-wing cantilever monoplane,of composite construction, featuring fixed (non-retractable) tricycle landing gear,with a castering nose wheel and steering via differential braking on the main wheels. It is powered by a nose-mounted 310 hp (231 kW) Continental IO-550-N, piston engine. The four-seat cabin is accessed through doors on either side of the fuselage.