The next generation of Cirrus’ Vision JetTM – ‘G2’ – has just been launched, touted as the world’s first single-engine Personal JetTM. However, with room for five passengers, it’s not necessarily exclusively personal – it seems like a remarkably efficient miniature workhorse. With a range only around 20% less, it looks set to give the high-end turbo-props a run for their money.
Deliveries are scheduled to begin this month and with a price tag around the $2.5 million dollar mark, this really could represent a game-changer in personal aviation or at least an eminently affordable toy for executives and business-owners keen to make an impressive arrival. Almost 100 customers worldwide have already ordered the G2.
Increases in cruise altitude, speed and range join the newly-upgraded Perspective Touch+TM by Garmin® flight deck. Innovative technologies unique to G2 include a category-first Autothrottle, Flight Stream connectivity and more. Enhancing the passenger experience, new executive seats, thoughtfully-engineered noise reduction and a passenger productivity console highlight numerous G2 cabin upgrades.
Higher, Faster and Farther
The G2 Vision Jet goes higher, faster and farther. An expanded flight envelope to Flight Level 310 (31,000 ft) raises the performance and capabilities of the all new aircraft. This new access to Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) flight levels now increases the Vision Jet’s range to over 1,200nm. On a typical mission, G2 now provides increased flexibility to carry an additional 150 lb on an 800 NM mission and pushes top cruise speed even further above 300kts.
Perspective Touch+ and Autothrottle
The G2 Vision Jet introduces the ‘Perspective Touch+’ by Garmin advanced flight deck. With new hardware, faster processing speeds and greater screen resolution, Perspective Touch+ elevates the Vision Jet flight deck to a new level. Typically found on high-end business jets and commercial transport aircraft, Autothrottle is now available on G2. This game-changing technology integrates with the autopilot and can automatically adjust the aircraft’s speed for each phase of flight, reducing workload and giving the pilot more time to focus on other tasks.
New Flight Stream capabilities simplify the pilot’s experience by creating connectivity between your personal mobile device and the flight deck – enabling a wide range of wireless enhancements including flight plan transfers, database updates, text messaging and more.
Collectively, these new G2 features add to the class-leading capabilities of the Vision Jet flight deck including 3D Synthetic Vision, SurfaceWatchTM, integrated crew alerting, datalink weather, active weather radar, ADS-B, satellite communications, system synoptics and more. Upgraded Intelligent Batteries from True Blue Power® round out enhancements delivering improved cold start capabilities.
Transformative Cabin Experience
Designed around the personal travel experience, the G2 Vision Jet cabin raises the bar in comfort, spaciousness and productivity. A new executive seating configuration adds sophistication with two luxurious, artisan-crafted second row seats and an all-new centre console with stow-away tables for a more productive in-flight experience. Enhancing the cabin environment, newly-developed noise reduction features have been thoughtfully engineered into G2. These improvements build upon the unrivaled spaciousness and panoramic views, the hallmarks of the Vision Jet design.
Productivity and entertainment options abound as passengers have access to USB and 110V power outlets, as well as an expansive video monitor that extends from its flush mount overhead to deliver a best-in-class range of display and entertainment options from your favourite device. While the family seating configuration offers room for 5 adults and 2 children, each cabin seat is modular and can be quickly and easily repositioned or removed by the pilot, offering the added flexibility of more than 25 possible seating configurations.