The Cirrus Vision Jet is getting a 20 percent increase in takeoff performance with Tuesday’s launch of the G2+ version. In addition to the “newly optimized” thrust profile, the latest upgrade to the single-engine Vision Jet will also add Gogo inflight Wi-Fi and expanded color options. According to Cirrus, G2+ deliveries are expected to begin next month.
“The enhancements to both the take-off performance capabilities in hot and high conditions and the InFlight WiFi connected passenger experience ensure that the Vision Jet continues to exceed the evolving needs of our owners, both present and future,” said Cirrus Aircraft CEO Zean Nielsen. “This aircraft is one more revolutionary advance in personal aviation, made possible by the world-class team at Cirrus Aircraft.”
The Williams FJ33-5A-powered G2+ Vision Jet has a range of 1,275 NM, cruise speed of 305 knots and payload of 1,400 pounds. Features include autothrottle, a whole-airplane parachute, the Safe Return emergency autoland system and Garmin Perspective Touch+ flight deck. The aircraft received its FAA type certificate in 2016 and the second generation G2 version was introduced in 2019. As previously reported by AVweb, the Vision Jet was awarded the 2017 Robert J. Collier Trophy.
What’s the source of all of this extra thrust?
There is likely no more peak thrust, but a more useable thrust curve (perhaps with knowledge gained by the fleet, as Honda has with their jet) to allow adjusted redlines.
YARS: it’s just a software mod to the Fadec controller, according to reports in the UK. Cirrus stated it has no adverse impact on engine life.
Interesting that it supposedly does not affect engine life.
Must be more to the story.
Nope. Having a fleet of these flying gives a lot of information to the airframer and engine supplier. Honda has done the same. You find that your original mapping was perhaps a bit too conservative, and push things up a bit.
Where’s the announcement that the next version will be all electric and ready for purchase by late next year?