Cirrus Vision SJ50 test aircraft

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Having amassed 25 flight test hours since its first flight on 3 July, the Cirrus Vision SJ50 V1 personal jet test vehicle is being prepared for a rigorous test campaign to validate the technology needed to develop the general aviation aircraft manufacturer’s first jet.

Cirrus has so far flown the aircraft to 16,000ft (4,880m) up to speeds of 208kt (385km/h) and as slow as 78kt with partial flaps in straight and level flight, says Mike Van Staagen, vice-president for Cirrus Design’s Advanced Development Group. "> (more…)

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