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Cirrus "Jet" Gets New Name  
User currently offlineBoeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2587 times:

Cirrus has finally givena name and designation for it's single engine v-tailed jet aircraft that made it's first flight on July 3rd.

Drum Roll please...


"Cirrus Vision SJ50"



THE-JET HAS A NEW NAME: CIRRUS VISION SJ50
Cirrus Vision SJ50 is the official name of Cirrus Design’s single-engine personal jet, formerly known as “the-jet”. Cirrus Vision has unsurpassed interior space, single-engine fuel efficiency, flexible seating for up to seven, state-of-the-art advanced avionics and flight systems, and all the safety hallmarks already associated with Cirrus including the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS™). Sporting a V-tail design, Cirrus Vision is technologically advanced yet engineered to be simple to fly – to allow owner-pilots more lifestyle pursuits than any other personal aircraft.

“The name ‘Cirrus Vision SJ50’ represents a natural extension of Cirrus’ vision to build the ultimate personal transportation machine,” said Cirrus CEO, Alan Klapmeier. “With Cirrus Vision we are providing an entirely new transportation option for personal and business travel. It is a smarter, simpler, and more efficient way to travel and holds the unique promise of redefining general aviation.”



http://www.the-jet.com/news/index.html

Kinda reminds me of "SJ30" from Sino Swearingen.

I'm still wondering what changes they had to make to CAPS to allow it to work on a 300kt jet.



Here's AvWeb.com video of "V1", the specific aircraft in question (N280CJ) which is currently undergoing flight tests in Duluth, MN.

With the D-Jet, SJ50, EA-400, HondaJet, PiperJet, Phenom, etc, the GA jet market is really shaping up to be something exciting.

Any idea if the SJ50 will be at AirVenture in Oshkosh? Also, how is D-Jet progressing? Is Diamond close to certification for the type yet?

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User currently offlineDw747400 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1260 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2340 times:



Quoting Boeing4ever (Thread starter):

Kinda reminds me of "SJ30" from Sino Swearingen.

I was thinking the same thing when I first heard. Diamond must be worried--Eclipse moving into the personal jet range wasn't good for them, but the Cirrus... that is a much bigger threat.

Quoting Boeing4ever (Thread starter):
With the D-Jet, SJ50, EA-400, HondaJet, PiperJet, Phenom, etc, the GA jet market is really shaping up to be something exciting.

Plus a few more lesser-known players. It is going to be exciting, sadly, I think we are still going to see another failure or two before the market is fully established.

Quoting Boeing4ever (Thread starter):

Any idea if the SJ50 will be at AirVenture in Oshkosh? Also, how is D-Jet progressing? Is Diamond close to certification for the type yet?

According to some folks who have better connections then me, the SJ50 will be at Oshkosh unless flight testing finds problems. There is even a chance the PiperJet may make it, but that will be close timing.

Haven't heard much about the Djet since the engine swap. I'll need to get back on top of that.



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User currently offlineBoeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2171 times:



Quoting Dw747400 (Reply 1):
I was thinking the same thing when I first heard. Diamond must be worried--Eclipse moving into the personal jet range wasn't good for them, but the Cirrus... that is a much bigger threat.

Well, if the experience with the EA-500 is any indicator, Diamond is definately more worried about the SJ50 than the EA-400. It'll be a crowded market, that's for sure.

Quoting Dw747400 (Reply 1):
Plus a few more lesser-known players. It is going to be exciting, sadly, I think we are still going to see another failure or two before the market is fully established.

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I'm waiting to see if Cessna dips its feet into the pool. But with the Citation Columbus and ongoing R&D with NGP, probably not likely.

Quoting Dw747400 (Reply 1):
According to some folks who have better connections then me, the SJ50 will be at Oshkosh unless flight testing finds problems. There is even a chance the PiperJet may make it, but that will be close timing.

I wasn't even aware that a flying PiperJet had been built yet!  hyper 

Quoting Dw747400 (Reply 1):
Haven't heard much about the Djet since the engine swap. I'll need to get back on top of that.

As long as they handle better than Eclipse did with the 500, they'll be fine.  Smile

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