Cir­rus Air­craft Un­veils Gen­er­a­tion 2 Vi­sion Jet

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Cir­rus Air­craft has be­gun de­liv­er­ies of the Gen­er­a­tion 2 Vi­sion Jet, which of­fers in­creases in cruise al­ti­tude, speed and range along with Garmin’s Per­spec­tive Touch+ flight deck and improvemen­ts to the cabin. Max­i­mum op­er­at­ing al­ti­tude is in­creased to FL310, range to more than 1,200nm. The G2 can carry an ad­di­tional 150 lb of fuel on an 800nm mis­sion and has raised max­i­mum cruise speed fur­ther above 300kt. Per­spec­tive Touch+ fea­tures faster pro­cess­ing speeds and im­proved screen res­o­lu­tion, and au­tothrot­tle is now avail­able. New Flight Stream con­nec­tiv­ity be­tween per­sonal mo­bile de­vices and the flight deck en­ables a wide range of wire­less en­hance­ments in­clud­ing flight plan trans­fers, data­base up­dates and text mes­sag­ing.

The G2’s cabin has a new ex­ec­u­tive seat­ing con­fig­u­ra­tion with cen­tre con­sole, stow-away ta­bles, im­proved noise re­duc­tion, USB and 110V power out­lets for all pas­sen­gers, and a video mon­i­tor that ex­tends from a flush over­head mount. In ‘fam­ily seat­ing’ con­fig­u­ra­tion the cabin ac­com­mo­dates five adults and two chil­dren, but there are 25 pos­si­ble seat­ing ar­range­ments thanks to mod­u­lar seats that can quickly be repo­si­tioned or re­moved.

Mean­while, Cir­rus’s co-founder Dale Klap­meier plans to step down from his po­si­tion as Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer in the first half of this year and take on a se­nior ad­vi­sory role. “Re-imag­in­ing per­sonal trans­porta­tion has been our life­long mis­sion at Cir­rus Air­craft,” he says. “We’ve changed the face of avi­a­tion over the past thirty years−from de­liv­er­ing more than 7,000 of the world’s best-sell­ing high-per­for­mance pis­ton air­craft, to fun­da­men­tally re­think­ing how we travel with the in­tro­duc­tion of the world’s first sin­gle-en­gine per­sonal jet, to trans­form­ing our busi­ness into a life­style com­pany that de­fines our path ahead. Tran­si­tion­ing out of day-to-day op­er­a­tions will give me the op­por­tu­nity to fo­cus on long-term strate­gic op­por­tu­ni­ties… I could not be more con­fi­dent in the team and I am ex­cited for what lies ahead for the en­tire Cir­rus fam­ily… the best is yet to come.”

Seen with the Vi­sion Jet, Cir­rus CEO Dale Klap­meier is step­ping down

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