Priced at a fraction of most private rides, the Cirrus Vision Jet makes up in performance what it lacks in stature. It even comes with a parachute.
Jetting from Beijing to Singapore with a quick meeting in Hong Kong or a touch of sun in Bali along the way – the private jet lifestyle might be closer than you think.
Creating a whole new category of flying, the Cirrus Vision Jet, the world’s first ‘personal jet’, features a single ‘piggyback’ engine, market-leading safety features, and a price tag of under US$2 million (half of its competitors). Designed to be flown by its owner, and on its way to being globally certified, the Vision Jet makes the private jet experience more accessible than ever.
Cirrus is no stranger to the air up there. The Chinese-owned company, based in Minnesota, has been making piston-based aircraft since 1984, but its Vision model is designed to fill the gap between piston models and Very Light Jets like the Embraer Phenom 100, the HondaJet, and the Cessna Citation M2.
The Cirrus Vision Jet takes breakthroughs in carbon-fibre to the next level with an advanced, seamless monocoque carbon fuselage that’s lighter and stronger than any jet in its field.
Boasting a single-engine placed above the cabin that produces 1.800 pounds of thrust; an eye-catching V-tail design that reduces cabin noise; and a reach of 1,200nm (approximately Hong Kong to Beijing), the Vision Jet even features its own unique safety failsafe – the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System – which slows the aircraft while deploying a parachute that can hold the entire aircraft and its payload, guiding it safely to the ground.
The jet’s design is entirely geared towards the pilot-owner, from the side yoke controls, and the Cirrus Perspective Touch by Garmin avionics, to Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT), and single lever FADEC engine controls. Fly-by-wire systems ensure smooth, responsive flight control and complement the parachute system, which the company has installed on all its aircraft since 2000.
Pressurized and fast, with an easily configured three-row cabin (including the cockpit) catering to five adults; airbag seatbelts; leather interiors; climate control; and windows of a size comparable to those of an automobile, the Vision Jet has a lot in common with today’s SUV (right down to the lack of a bathroom), all for the price of an inner-city apartment.
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