On May 22, the AVIC General Cirrus Aircraft announced that the Vision Jet had achieved the EASA certificate and completed the first delivery to Europe. On the same day, at the press conference during the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (2017 EBACE) in Geneva, the EASA’s Representative Steve Higgins issued the airworthiness certificate to the Cirrus’ Co-founder and CEO Dale Klapmeier. The first Vision Jet delivered to Europe was also showcased at the exhibition.
The trans-ocean flight of this Vision Jet was conducted by Mr. Rob Haig, the Executive Director of Flight Operation Department of Cirrus. It took off from the Goose Bay in Canada through the Greenland and Iceland and arrived in Geneva.
It is reported that last October the Vision Jet achieved the FAA airworthiness certificate and obtained the production certificate this May. The obtainment of the EASA certificate marks the two milestone events for the first global single engine personal jet distribution have been successfully completed. Up to now, over 600 orders of this type of aircraft have been obtained and started the delivery from last December.