A recognized leader in general aviation Cirrus Aircraft announced that it had received Vision Jet Type Certificate approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and delivered the first aircraft to Europe. The world’s first single-engine aircraft Vision Jet, as well as the best-selling SR series of high-performance piston aircraft from Cirrus, are on display now at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland 22-25 May.
Everything the Vision Jet has been designed and engineered to make it a pleasure to own and fly. Its dramatic silhouette and commanding ramp presence announces the arrival of a Cirrus owner flying in sophisticated style and unparalleled safety. Not requiring a full-time professional pilot or a full-blown flight department, the $2 million aircraft is truly a revolution in personal transportation. It makes jet performance accessible to pilots and aircraft owners who, up until now, could only dream. The exclusive Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS) makes it one of the safest aircrafts in the world. It is a breakthrough in personal aviation, as it goes faster: 300 KTAS cruising speed, and farther: up to 1,200 nm. It carries more payload: up to five adults and two children.
EASA approval comes after Cirrus Aircraft earned the Vision Jet Type Certificate from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in October of 2016 and its Production Certificate earlier this month. With more than 600 production positions reserved, deliveries of the world’s first single-engine Personal Jet began last December. In addition to the EASA validation, the Vision Jet recently received approval from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) in Australia as well.
This approval also arrives on the heels of EASA’s long-awaited approval in March of single-engine commercial IFR operations in Europe. Cirrus joins the chorus of general aviation industry voices praising the passage of the new rules, noting it will open the door to new growth opportunities across Europe. The new rules make business and personal travel more efficient by allowing single-engine turbine airplanes to fly both at night and under Instrument Meteorological Conditions (SET-IMC).