Cirrus Aircraft Earns EASA Approval for Vision Jet’s Safe Return™ Emergency Autoland System
July 16, 2021
Duluth, Minn. & Knoxville, Tenn. (16 July 2021) – Cirrus Aircraft, in partnership with Garmin International, Inc., announced today that its Vision Jet™ Safe Return™ emergency autoland system has received type certificate approval from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Safe Return Emergency Autoland is a revolutionary system, enabled by Garmin’s Collier award-winning autoland technology, that allows passengers to autonomously land the Vision Jet with the touch of a single button. The certification follows continued growth of the Vision Jet, including being recognized as the world’s best-selling jet in general aviation for two years in a row and delivery of more than 245 Vision Jets worldwide.
“With Safe Return, we are making personal aviation more accessible, elevating the passenger experience and taking the next step towards autonomous flight,” said Zean Nielsen, Chief Executive Officer at Cirrus Aircraft. “The Vision Jet sets a new standard in personal travel with the combination of Safe Return and CAPS, offering the ultimate level of safety, control and comfort for the pilot and passengers across the globe.”
Safe Return emergency autoland was previously certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the United States’ aviation authority, in August of 2020. It joins the Collier-winning Cirrus Airframe Parachute System® (CAPS®) on the Vision Jet to provide the most comprehensive, must-have total safety solution in general aviation.
More information on Safe Return and the G2 Vision Jet can be found at www.cirrusaircraft.com/visionjet.
About Cirrus Aircraft
Cirrus Aircraft is the recognized global leader in personal aviation and the maker of the best-selling SR Series piston aircraft and the Vision JetTM, the world’s first single-engine Personal Jet, as well as the recipient of the Robert J. Collier Trophy. Founded in 1984, the company has redefined performance, comfort and safety in aviation with innovations like the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System® (CAPS®) – the first FAA-certified whole-airframe parachute safety system included as standard equipment on an aircraft. To date, worldwide flight time on Cirrus aircraft has passed 13 million hours and 212 people have returned home safely to their families as a result of the inclusion of CAPS as a standard feature on all Cirrus aircraft. The company has five locations in the United States, located in Duluth, Minnesota; Grand Forks, North Dakota; Knoxville, Tennessee; McKinney, Texas and Chandler, AZ. Find out more at www.cirrusaircraft.com.