Cirrus Aircraft Designator

The newly revised aircraft designators in the air traffic controllers handbook does not yet include the Cirrus, but includes a lot of planes I’ve never heard of. I wonder how we can help get the Cirrus an aircraft designator? What are our Cirrus flyers now using on flight plans?

See the aopa website below:

FAA 7110.65M, Appendix A – Aircraft type designators (includes Change 1, effective 8/10/00)

http://www.aopa.org/whatsnew/acdesig.html

In Europe I’m using “SR20” which the computerized inputs happily accept. THEN I have to explain to about 2/3d of the ATC folks enroute what SR20 stands for, and they seem happy to update their personal records with the information provided. On some routes they get used to N144CD now as I’ve talked to all ATC shifts…

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The newly revised aircraft designators in the air traffic controllers handbook does not yet include the Cirrus, but includes a lot of planes I’ve never heard of. I wonder how we can help get the Cirrus an aircraft designator? What are our Cirrus flyers now using on flight plans?

See the aopa website below:

FAA 7110.65M, Appendix A – Aircraft type designators (includes Change 1, effective 8/10/00)

http://www.aopa.org/whatsnew/acdesig.html