Cirrus Aircraft is celebrating the delivery of its 500th SF50 Vision Jet, the company announced Monday at the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Las Vegas.
To commemorate the milestone—as it did with the delivery of the 9,000th SR series aircraft in April—Cirrus will produce a limited edition version of the single-engine jet, which will feature 500th Limited Edition branding and five livery options from the company’s Xi Design Studio team.
Launched in 2016, the Vision Jet has received numerous updates over the years, including the introduction of the second-generation SF50 G2 model in 2019 and the G2+ in 2021. The G2 version saw the addition of RVSM certification, autothrottle, and a 200-pound payload increase. The G2+ received a 25 percent takeoff performance increase and Wi-Fi. Among other features added were the Collier-winning emergency autoland system in 2020 followed by Cirrus IQ and Garmin Auto Radar last year.
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“With the delivery of the 500th Vision Jet, Cirrus Aircraft celebrates the marketplace success of a category-defining aircraft,” said Cirrus Aircraft CEO Zean Nielsen. “The Vision Jet is the only jet that features advanced innovations like the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS), Safe Return Autoland, Wi-Fi, Cirrus IQ, and Auto Radar, along with a suite of other safety, comfort, and convenience features.”
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The Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet G2+ offers a top cruise speed of 311 knots, 1,275 nm range, and payload of 1,350 pounds. Powered by the Williams J33-5A engine, it comes equipped with the Cirrus Perspective Touch+ avionics suite. The SF50 is capable of seating up to seven passengers and reaching a maximum operating altitude of 31,000 feet (FL310).