The Cirrus Vision Jet SF50 is a single-engine, very light jet designed and manufactured by Cirrus Aircraft. Since its introduction, Vision Jet has won a number of awards and accolades, including the Collier Trophy. With the option of one or two pilots, in charter versions, it can seat three to four adults and two children up to 90 pounds.
It is now making its move into commercial service. Florida-based VeriJet plans to have over 100 in the next several years.
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A new Cirrus Vision SF50 is listed at $3 million
Development of the Vision Jet dates to 2006. The first prototype of the Vision Jet, known as the SJ50, made its first flight in 2008. After stops and starts, the Vision Jet was certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 2016 and has been delivered to customers since then. In 2019, a G2 version was introduced. The 2021 upgraded SF50 G2+ includes optimized engine performance and Gogo in-flight connectivity.
The SF50 has a cabin height of 4.07 feet, a width of 5.08 feet, and a length of 11.48 feet. It can accommodate up to five passengers with a single pilot. There is no lavatory.
The aircraft has a range of approximately 1,200 nautical miles (2,222 kilometers) with a single pilot and three passengers on board, flying at a maximum speed of 345 knots (639 kilometers per hour) and an altitude of 28,000 feet (8,534 meters).
New Cirrus Vision SF50 starts at around $3 million. Used versions are priced starting at $1.9 million.
Range is about 100 nautical miles higher at long-range cruise of 240 ktas, giving a range of more than 1,200 nautical miles, or G2 pilots can carry more payload when flying at the more typical maximum continuous thrust power setting. On an 800-nautical-mile mission, an additional 150 pounds of payload is possible, and for a 1,000-nautical-mile mission, another 170 pounds of payload can be carried.
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What should an aircraft manufacturer do with a talented engineering team that just wrapped up the successful certification test program for a jet that would go on to win the Collier Trophy and Flying Innovation Award in the same year? One option would be to put them straight back to work developing the next iteration of the airplane. That’s just what Cirrus Aircraft chose to do in early 2017 while the ink was still fresh on the SF50 Vision Jet’s FAA approval documents. The result is a second-generation product featuring a multitude of technology advances, creature-comfort enhancements, and performance improvements that elevate the industry’s first single-engine personal jet to a whole new level of goodness.
The Vision Jet does what is expected from a very light jet, at a lower price point than the rest of the market. It is less capable than other similar aircraft – flying lower, slower and with a less spacious cabin than other very light jets.
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