Cirrus Aircraft delivered its most cheapest private Jet(vision jet) to the first of more than 600 customers who’ve queued up for it. After more than a decade in development, the Vision jet made the first fly last year. After few months the aircraft received FAA certification.
A sneak peek at the world’s smallest and cheapest private jet
The Vision Jet is both the smallest and most cheapest private jet in the world, at the bargain price of only $2 million. The curvy v-shaped jet can carry five adults up to 1,150 miles as high as 28,000 feet. It can travel about 345 miles per hour, which can take you from New York to Miami in about three hours. The cabin is surprisingly spacious measuring 4.1 ft. tall and 5.1 ft. wide.
The aircraft boasts a single Williams International FJ33-5A turbofan engine and can cruise at 555 k mph. The aircraft takes off from just 620 meters of runway and has a maximum operating altitude of 28,000 feet.
The Vision Jet is built for regional transportation, so business travelers can visit multiple cities in a day. Or avoid commuter traffic for weekend getaways to the cottage. According to Kowalski, the Vision Jet’s target markets are private owners and regional commercial air services.
It’s the only private jet to be built entirely out of carbon fiber and with a whole-plane parachute deployed in case of emergencies. According to Cirrus, the parachute saved more than 100 lives. It’s the only single-engine private jet on market.It’s also an incredibly gorgeous design that looks like a fun to fly.
The jet engine can accommodate up to five adult plus two children.The cockpit features a panoramic windshield for maximum pilot visibility, plus plenty of touchscreen displays. The vision uses sidestick technology rather than traditional control Yoke. Every seat is provided with the USB charging ports, an in-flight entertainment system, and additional mood lighting.
Inside the factory building
The ruddervator or v-tail, the striking rear tail assembly replaces the traditional horizontal and vertical stabilizer. The vision jet features angled strakes controlled by the pilot, with two computer-controlled strakes beneath the V. The V shape allows the jet to stick the engine on top of the fuselage. It reduces cabin noise for quiet travel.
Most of the Vision Jet’s parts are made in the Grand Forks, North Dakota factory and then sent to Cirrus headquarters in Duluth, Minnesota to be assembled. The cabin is made of a single chunk of carbon fiber instead of multiple pieces joined together. The carbon fiber comes impregnated with the resin that fuses the layers when heated. Workers have to use a handheld heat gun to warm the material enough for initial placement.
The carbon fiber structural components are formed in their molds and baked in the oven, with Airtight vacuum bags helps in simulating a high-pressure autoclave. The carbon structure components are attached to the metal support and then placed in a milling machine where it is cut, trimmed and drilled.
As these parts are completed, they head to Duluth for assembly. Midway through this process, the Jets are primed and painted. The system also features synthetic vision to help keep the pilot oriented in the low-visibility light.
According to the Cirrus chief engineer, this is the first turbine airplane that’s aimed at the owner-flown market. The Vision Jet looks, undeniably, cool in its design and features. A lot of people would pay $2 million just for that. It is abundantly clear that the Vision Jet is unlike anything else out there.
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