My understanding is that when the SR22 is in production, then people who’ve put down deposits for the SR20 will be able to choose what kind of plane they actually want, when their number comes up. A ticket in the SR20 queue, as I understand it, is really a ticket in the overall Cirrus purchase line. Ie, if you’re already close enough to delivery that you’ve made a lot of decisions about your specific SR20, you wouldn’t be able to switch. But if you’re just beginning the detailed-specs process and they haven’t started building your plane, you could go the SR22 route if it were attractive to you. This is me talking, not the Cirrus sales force – so I could have misunderstood this. On the other hand, here’s why it would be logical for them to adopt this policy: as a higher-priced plane, the SR22 would presumably offer Cirrus higher profit-per-unit, so they’d be happy for people to switch.
I do KNOW that Cirrus is issuing “Certificates” for SR22 positions, so if you or any other SR20 position holder is interested in converting to the 22, I’d call up and talk to the sales staff. During my conversation, they made noe representations about converting from one to the other. they very well may, but if you’re at all concerned about your postition number on the 22, I call sooner.