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Cirrus adds second FAA-certified Vision Jet sim in Knoxville
The Vision Center in Knoxville is the only location that offers Vision Jet type ratings and the Level D simulator is now fully operational.
The Vision Jet simulator.
Read this story in our January 2024 printed issue.

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 world-class 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 over 500 Vision Jets in the market and over 1,055 people are type-rated.

"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," says president of customer experience Todd Simmons.

The global leader in personal aviation now leverages two FAA-certified Level D full-flight simulators, two FAA-qualified Level 6 fixed-base training devices and multiple avionics trainers for Vision Jet training and demonstrating aircraft systems such as CAPS.

First established as a factory service centre in 2016, the Vision Center campus has grown to include an experience centre, delivery centre, flight training centre, additional factory service centre and a flight centre/hangar complex. It also offers training for its single-piston SR Series aircraft, which accounts for 32 per cent of single-engine piston aircraft deliveries worldwide and over 77 per cent of the high-performance single-engine piston market deliveries.

Through the company's flight training programme Cirrus Approach, all Vision Jet and SR Series training is accompanied by a dedicated Cirrus Standardised Instructor Pilot, individual training aircraft and a diverse 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 over 100 Cirrus training centre partners worldwide. The Vision Center in Knoxville is the only location that offers Vision Jet type ratings.

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