Cirrus Aircraft has revealed the Special Edition Vision Jet (SF50) to commemorate 500 deliveries of the single-engine personal jet.
“With the delivery of the 500th Vision Jet, Cirrus Aircraft celebrates the marketplace success of a category-defining aircraft,” said Zean Nielsen, CEO of Cirrus Aircraft. “The Vision Jet is the only jet that features advanced innovations like the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS), Safe Return Autoland, wi-fi, Cirrus IQ and Auto Radar along with a suite of other safety, comfort and convenience features. Cirrus Aircraft makes aviation more accessible with the G2+ Vision Jet’s best-in-class performance and low operating cost.”
The Vision Jet is widely utilised by Part 91 and 135 operators. Highlights include inflight wi-fi and the Cirrus IQ mobile app. All Vision Jets can be powered by SAF.
Cirrus Aircraft offers support services for Vision Jet owners throughout the lifetime of aircraft ownership. For example, JetStream sets a predictable cost of ownership and is inclusive of a range of services from recurrent training to subscriptions (Jeppesen Charts, Sirius XM Weather, Garmin Connext) to maintenance coverage. Cirrus Aircraft offers progressive inspections for aircraft operating more than 400 hours per year.
Five limited-edition Vision Jet liveries were created by Cirrus Aircraft’s Xi Design team to celebrate the milestone. Owners chose from five exterior colour options to complement the Obsidian Black and Vision Blue paint. Energetic graphic lines accentuate the movement of the design on the exterior. All commemorative aircraft are embellished with 500th Limited Edition branding throughout.
The interior features blues, greys and carbon fibre. The crew seats are heathered grey Alcantara capped by a leather shoulder and headrest featuring an embroidered 500th edition emblem. The centre of the seat is a cascade of diamond-patterned leather with stylistic perforations.
After the initial release of the Vision Jet in 2016, the first major evolution of the SF50 was the introduction of the Generation 2 (G2) Vision Jet in 2019. The G2 Vision Jet included RVSM certification enabling the aircraft to attain a maximum altitude of 31,000ft (FL310). The G2 also acquired an Auto Throttle and engineering improvements providing 200 lb of additional payload.
In 2020, Safe Return Autoland was introduced. In 2021, the G2+ Vision Jet was introduced with up to a 25% increase in take-off performance and wi-fi. In 2023, Cirrus Aircraft introduced Cirrus IQ and Garmin’s Auto Radar to the Vision Jet.