Cirrus Aircraft has unveiled a re-imagined Vision Jet, the G2+ Vision Jet, featuring optimised engine performance for expanded mission capabilities, Gogo InFlight wi-fi for a connected cabin experience, and bold, new colourways for added ramp presence. The G2+ Vision Jet is the latest demonstration of the company's dedication to innovation and joins a host of industry-leading technologies including Autothrottle, Safe Return Emergency Autoland and the Perspective Touch+ by Garmin flight deck.
“The G2+ Vision Jet is the next step in continuing to transform personal aviation,” says Cirrus CEO Zean Nielsen. “The enhancements to both the take-off performance capabilities in hot and high conditions and the InFlight WiFi connected passenger experience ensure that the Vision Jet continues to exceed the evolving needs of our owners, both present and future. This aircraft is one more revolutionary advance in personal aviation, made possible by the world-class team at Cirrus Aircraft.”
The Vision Jet is known as a versatile single-engine jet capable of adapting to the unique needs of business and personal travel missions. With the G2+ Vision Jet, the Williams FJ33-5A engine has been finely tuned with a newly optimised thrust profile that provides up to 20 per cent increased performance during take-off. The optimised performance joins the expanded flight envelope to FL310, launched with the G2 Vision Jet in 2019, offering enhanced performance to increase range, carry more and enjoy added reassurance in hot temperatures and high elevations, providing access to additional airports at popular destinations across the globe.
Available for the first time on the G2+ Vision Jet, Gogo InFlight wi-fi adds industry-leading connectivity while in the air using Gogo's Avance L3 system. Elevating the cabin experience, InFlight wi-fi keeps the pilot and passengers connected, enhancing productivity and enabling real-time communication with teams and customers on the ground to keep commerce moving at jet speed. The added convenience of USB-C ports keeps devices charged for further productivity.
As an added convenience for owners and operators, the initial Gogo InFlight subscription can be included in the JetStream ownership programme. Designed as a comprehensive programme, JetStream goes beyond a standard warranty to provide the added benefits of normal wear replacement, recurrent training, direct support, subscription services and more for a worry-free ownership experience.
New colourways, including additions like Titan Grey, Volt and Bimini Blue, join updated design lines that accentuate the distinct curve of the Vision Jet's carbon fibre fuselage for an unmistakable presence on the ramp, runway or in the air. From the exterior, pilot and passengers step into a remarkably spacious interior designed around the largest cabin in its class, featuring premium leather, bolstered seats, noise reduction and an immersive experience made possible by the panoramic windows unique to the Vision Jet.
Launched in 2016, the Vision Jet was designed to define a new category in aviation, the Personal Jet, with its spacious pilot and passenger-friendly cabin featuring panoramic windows, reclining seats, comfortable legroom for five adults and two children and the only turbine aircraft with a whole airframe parachute system as standard equipment. A new milestone in the journey of the Vision Jet was reached in 2018, with the historic win of the Robert J. Collier Trophy from the National Aeronautic Association.
In early 2019, the company announced the launch of the G2 Vision Jet, with enhanced performance, comfort and safety. Evolutionary features included increased cruise altitude, speed and range, along with a newly upgraded Perspective Touch+ by Garmin flight deck. In addition to the upgrades, several innovative technologies were added to the G2 Vision Jet, including a category-first Autothrottle, Flight Stream connectivity and more.
The Vision Jet experienced further evolution with FAA and, most recently, EASA certification of Safe Return Emergency Autoland, a revolutionary system that allows passengers to land the Vision Jet with just the touch of a button in emergency situations. More recently announced, Garmin's Autoland technology, which enables Safe Return, was awarded the Collier Trophy by the National Aeronautic Association, previously awarded to Cirrus Aircraft for the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS) on the Vision Jet. With the prestigious award-winning combination of Safe Return and CAPS, the Vision Jet provides the most comprehensive, must-have total safety solution in general aviation.
The company also announced VisionAir in 2020, a revolutionary ownership programme for the Vision Jet. Designed as a completely turnkey programme, VisionAir includes everything needed to own, operate and manage a Vision Jet, making the reality of owning the world's first Personal Jet more accessible than ever.
The worldwide fleet currently includes more than 265 Vision Jets with over 500 type ratings issued for the aircraft. Deliveries for the G2+ Vision Jet are planned to begin in August 2021.