The Cirrus Vision Jet has achieved FAA certification, paving the way for customer deliveries this year.
The Vision Jet — called a single-engine Personal Jet by Cirrus Aircraft officials — can accommodate up to five adults and two children.
It features the proprietary Cirrus Perspective Touch by Garmin flight deck and is approved for Flight Into Known Ice (FIKI). The jet is powered by a FADEC-controlled Williams International FJ33-5A turbofan engine.
The jet also features a Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS).
The Vision Jet joins Cirrus Aircraft’s product portfolio, which includes the SR-series of high-performance piston airplanes — the best-selling aircraft in the world for 13 consecutive years — with more than 6,500 aircraft operating in over 60 countries.
Initial customer deliveries of the Vision Jet are scheduled to begin in 2016, with production ramping up throughout 2017, according to company officials. Base price of the jet is $1.96 million.