The Cirrus Aircraft Company opened its doors in 1984 with a single vision of building superior aircraft that would not be content to follow the pack, but would instead be at the front of the pack. According to Cirrus, their mission is to “Deliver an aviation experience that is the pinnacle of innovation, quality, and safety to our customers.”
A Lifetime of Innovation
Virtually any successful aircraft manufacturer can create an innovative design that appeals to at least one segment of the industry. Many do and then stick to a design that has proven to be successful. The only problem with doing this is that without continuous innovation a company that does this will eventually fly off into the sunset. At Cirrus, continuous innovation is not only the key to their success, but it is also the byword by which every employee lives by.
The Cirrus Aircraft Vision Jet is a perfect example of the desire to innovate and run ahead of the pack. It is the realization of the company’s desire to create an entirely new category of personal aircraft. This is the personal jet, one that can actually be flown by the owner, rather than one that has to be flown by a professional full-time pilot.
The idea behind the design was to create a jet aircraft that would be easier to fly, operate, and own, filling in the gap between the high-performance piston engine aircraft and the Very Light Jet categories. The plan was to offer owners and pilots that chance to own a jet aircraft, one that until now they could only dream of.
Cirrus has long been known as one of the leading innovators in the personal aircraft industry, and the Cirrus Vision Jet is a natural extension of this concept. The design makes use of Cirrus’ groundbreaking carbon fiber technology, allowing their engineers to create a seamless monocoque carbon fiber fuselage that is stronger and lighter. This revolutionary design makes the Vision Jet the leading “state-of-the-art pressure vessel in its class.”
Cabin noise has long been an issue in personal aircraft, but the Vision Jet has overcome much of this problem with its innovative “piggyback” engine location and V-tail design. To ensure the safety of all on board, the Vision Jet is fitted with the ultimate in small aircraft safety, the Cirrus Airframe Parachute Safety (CAPS) system. To date, this unique system has saved more than 100 lives in both the SR20 and SR22 aircraft.
Life on the Inside
Inside the Vision Jet, you will find comfortable seating for up to five adults and two children with plenty of legroom for all in the reclining seats. The flight deck is equipped with the proprietary Cirrus Perspective Touch™ by Garmin® that provides an incredible array of easy to use, highly sophisticated global navigation technologies and safety features the pilot can operate with a single finger.
The dual-zone climate controls allow passengers to choose their comfort level, while the large windows have been strategically placed to ensure maximum visibility. Everything about the Vision Jet has been carefully thought out to ensure the aircraft is a pure joy to own and fly.