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Update: Cirrus Vision SF50 jet

  1. Cirrus updates on the Vision SF50 jet


    The first delivery is scheduled for late 2015. Since the last update, the jet has met the important milestones Cirruds has set and they expect to continue the course. The next steps in the Vision program involve building conforming aircraft for further certification testing and preparing the Cirrus world headquarters for production. And finally, the Vision mock-up continues on its summer event tour, where you can get a close-up look at the fully redesigned interior of this light jet aircraft.

    The first verification vehicle, or V1, first flew in July 2008. Since that first flight V1 has been fulfilling its original purpose – to verify the design of the aircraft and answer specific questions about performance and design that will allow them to build conforming vehicles. From this point forward, V1 will serve a significantly reduced role in the Vision Jet development program. In 2014, Cirrus will introduce the next flight test vehicle; the first conforming jet (C0). A conforming vehicle means the aircraft is built and inspected to production drawings and built on production tooling using production processes. Cirrus will build three conforming vehicles in succession, which is typical of aircraft development.

    The primary use of C0 will be performance verification, flying qualities certification and production tooling and process development. The next assembled flight article will be C1. It will be used mainly for aircraft systems development and certification plus refinement of production components and assembly planning. The final flying article will be C2. This aircraft will enter the flight test program in the latter stages of certification and will reflect, as close as possible, the first production configuration aircraft in both equipment and manufacturing processes. See the full size Vision SF50 jet mock-up and learn more about the Vision SF50 during Oshkosh Airventure, July 29-August 4.

    For more information:

    Cirrus Design Corporation
    4515 Taylor Circle
    Duluth, MN 55811
    http://cirrusaircraft.com/

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