Cirrus Aircraft (Booth 773, Static A303) has brought the latest version of its single-engine turbofan, the SF50 G2+ Vision Jet, to NBAA-BACE. The aircraft has earned FAA and EASA certification. Announced in July, the G2+ is the successor of the G2, which was introduced in January 2019. The first Vision Jet was delivered in December 2016.
The G2+ adds new features including optimized engine performance, Gogo Wi-Fi, and new color configurations. Modifications to the Williams International FJ33-5A engine provide customers with a 20 percent improvement in takeoff performance in hot-and-high conditions, giving customers access to more airports including Aspen, Colorado, in the summertime. The G2+ also includes the SafeReturn emergency autoland system from Garmin.
Zean Nielsen, CEO of Cirrus Aircraft, said “the G2+ Vision Jet is a testament to our continual pursuit to transform the personal aviation industry.” The company delivered 47 Vision Jets in the third quarter and is on track to deliver 80 for the year. The aircraft is certified in more than 40 countries and more than 290 are now in service, including with on-demand charter provider Verijet.
Cirrus is also marketing the G2+ Vision Jet to corporate flight departments as a cost-effective, supplemental, and short-haul flight solution via its SmartLift program. Cirrus supports SF50 owners via the Vision Pilots and Owners (VPO) organization, which allows them to interact directly with Cirrus through a private website, attend exclusive events, and access owner resources.
Type-rating training is provided by the company’s Cirrus Approach program at the Vision Center in Knoxville, Tennessee, with the use of a level-D simulator. Cirrus is also opening a new flight training facility this month at Scottsdale Airport in Arizona, where it will offer SR series and Vision Jet type rating training. The company also opened two Cirrus Aircraft Innovation Centers—in Chandler, Arizona, and McKinney, Texas.
Last month, the company said it would establish Cirrus Orlando, which will offer concierge-level flight training, aircraft maintenance, aircraft management, and sales of its Vision Jet and SR-series piston airplanes. Comprising new locations at Kissimmee Gateway Airport and Orlando Executive Airport, Cirrus Orlando is scheduled to open early next year.