Cirrus' The-Jet, Henceforth The Cirrus Vision SJ50
With first flight behind it, Cirrus' jet offering has turned a corner in maturity and shed Cirrus' homegrown internal moniker of "The-Jet" for a more descriptive name and one perhaps better suited for distinguishing it from other jets beyond Cirrus' own walls -- The-Jet is now the "Cirrus Vision SJ50." According to Cirrus CEO Alan Klapmeier, the new name is meant to capture "Cirrus' vision to build the ultimate personal transportation machine." Yet to be announced cockpit technology will be optimized for ease of use by a single pilot and the Vision's notably flexible interior space suited for up to seven occupants all falls under an umbrella of safety provided by the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS). The aircraft's role as envisioned by Cirrus will be to provide "a smarter, simpler and more efficient way to travel" that "holds the unique promise of redefining general aviation," Klapmeier said in a press release. According to the company, Cirrus Vision's value and capability are unrivaled.