NBAA: World's first certificated personal jet is confirmed
The world's first fully certificated personal jet is now reality. Cirrus Aircraft has secured US type certification for its Vision personal jet. Customer deliveries of the $1.96 million aircraft are scheduled to begin in December.
The Minnesota-based airframer is the first to secure validation for a Part 23 single-engine following a 10-year development effort involving more than 1,700 hours of flying on its four test aircraft.
Other programmes – such as the Diamond D-Jet, Eclipse 400, Piper Altaire and Stratos 714 – have been cancelled or are dormant.
Cirrus president for customer experience, Todd Simmons said at NBAA: “This aircraft brings high performance into a price point that is far lower than comparable light twins and single-engined turboprops, and should help to increase participation in business and general aviation.”
Cirrus has secured around 600 orders for the Williams International FJ33-5A-powered Vision.
The Vision is equipped with a Garmin G3000-based Cirrus Perspective Touch flightdeck and an emergency parachute system. It has a maximum take-off weight of 2,730kg (6,000lb), a range of around 1,000nm (1,850km), and a stall speed of 67kt .