Cirrus Aircraft has added a second FAA-certified Level D full-flight Vision Jet simulator to serve the company’s expansion plans and provide access to flight training, including initial type ratings and recurrent training for new and pre-owned aircraft owners at the Cirrus Aircraft Vision Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. The latest Vision Jet simulator, built by CAE, is now fully operational.
Today, there are more than 500 Vision Jets in the market and more than 1,055 people are type-rated. The single-engine personal jet offers safety systems such as the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS) and Safe Return Emergency Autoland.
“Cirrus Aircraft is dedicated to providing world-class flight training and we are continually investing in the Vision Center campus to expand our capacity and offer ultra-modern training resources,” said Todd Simmons, president of customer experience at Cirrus Aircraft.
The company now leverages two FAA-certified Level D full-flight simulators, two FAA-qualified Level 6 fixed-based training devices and multiple avionics trainers for Vision Jet training and demonstrating aircraft systems such as CAPS.
First established as a Factory Service Center in 2016, the Vision Center campus has grown to include an Experience Center, Delivery Center, Flight Training Center, additional Factory Service Center and a Flight Center/Hangar Complex. The Vision Center also offers training for its single-piston SR Series aircraft.
Through the company’s Cirrus Approach flight training programme, all Vision Jet and SR Series training is accompanied by a dedicated Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot (CSIP), individual training aircraft and a catalogue of instructional video courses.
The Vision Center is complemented by three Cirrus Flight Training locations in Scottsdale, Arizona; McKinney, Texas; and Orlando, Florida; and more than 100 Cirrus Training Center partners worldwide. The Vision Center in Knoxville is the only location that offers Vision Jet type ratings.