Cirrus and Michelin Team on 2019 Special Edition SR22

The Special Edition Arrivée SR22T sells for $1.124 million. Cirrus Aircraft

Cirrus Aircraft has revealed a 2019 Special Edition SR22T that is as noteworthy for its new look as for what’s included in the price. Each buyer who takes delivery of the $1.124 million airplane, dubbed the Arrivée model (French for “arrive”), will also receive complementary dining for four at a Michelin Starred restaurant and a luxury experience to go with it including VIP transportation to dinner and hotel accommodations in the city where the restaurant is located.

The gourmet dining perk continues a move by Cirrus to offer certain buyers luxury experiences when they take delivery of special airplanes. Last year, Cirrus sold seven 7,000th commemorative edition SR22s with special paint schemes and interior accents that included in the $1 million-plus purchase price the opportunity to spend a few nights at the renown Blackberry Farm resort near the Cirrus Vision Center in Knoxville, Tennessee, and other experiences.

The paint schemes offered on the special edition airplanes are striking: Monaco is inspired by the azure waters of the Mediterranean; Speyside, the lush green countryside of Scotland; and Sonoma, the deep crimson red of an aged Cabernet Sauvignon. The Arrivée models are delivered with five-year spinner-to-tail warranty matched with five years of CMX covered maintenance. Also included are five Bose A20 headsets in custom headset bags, and the “exclusive behind-the-scenes culinary experience for four at a Michelin-Starred restaurant, hosted by Michelin and Cirrus.”

The Michelin 3-Star rating is the French tire company’s highest honor, and only 13 restaurants currently have the designation in the United States. All but two are in New York City or San Francisco and California’s wine country.

Flying had the chance to fly a Monaco-themed Arrivée model from New Jersey to Washington Dulles recently. Washington, D.C., is home to a number of 1- and 2-Star Michelin-rateed restaurants. Besides the special Arrivée inset stitching in the seats that carries over from the design on the tail, the airplane includes a number of upgrades to its Garmin Perspective avionics system, as well as a long list of standard features, as you'd expect in a Cirrus SR22T offered for over a million dollars.

As part of the partnership, Cirrus now offers new airplanes with Michelin tires.


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