Safety has been fundamental to innovation at Cirrus Aircraft since the beginning. Now, we’ve added a bold new layer to our suite of safety features – the Safe Return™ emergency autoland system – allowing passengers to land the Vision Jet with the simple touch of a button in an emergency situation.
The combination of Safe Return with the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System® (CAPS®) provides the ultimate level of safety and assurance, exclusively available in the Vision Jet™.
As a revolutionary addition to the total safety solution offered exclusively in the Vision Jet, the Safe Return™ emergency autoland system provides a new way to protect your passengers – giving passengers the ability to land the Vision Jet in an emergency situation with the simple touch of a button.
Once activated, Safe Return assumes full control of the aircraft and transforms the Vision Jet into an autonomous vehicle that locates the nearest suitable airport for landing, navigates around terrain and inclement weather, communicates with air traffic control, lands and brings the aircraft safely to a complete stop.
When combined with the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System® (CAPS®), Safe Return provides the only total safety solution for personal aviation owners and operators who demand a complete suite of safety features.
No feature embodies Cirrus Aircraft’s dedication to safety more than CAPS. Introduced on the original SR20, CAPS was the first FAA-certified whole-airframe parachute safety system included as standard equipment on an aircraft. Now over twenty years later, we continue to include CAPS as standard equipment on all SR Series and Vision Jets.
The Vision Jet won the Robert J. Collier Trophy from the National Aeronautic Association for developing the world’s first single-engine Personal Jet™ and implementing the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System® (CAPS®) on the Vision Jet.
As the world’s most prestigious aviation award, the Collier Trophy is awarded each year by the National Aeronautic Association to the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics. It stands on display in the main entryway of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
Every Vision Jet features integrated safety systems that are constantly working passively in the background to assist and alert the pilot without distracting or degrading the flight experience.
The Electronic Stability & Protection (ESP) system aids in correcting unusual flight attitudes and preventing stalls, enhancing situational awareness with maximum and minimum airspeed alerts if the aircraft approaches an unsafe operating speed. And integrated avionics provide terrain awareness, traffic avoidance and weather overlays to provide visual and aural warnings that keep you updated, while focused on flying.
Safer pilots make safer skies. Our Vision Center in Knoxville, Tennessee offers the world’s premier pilot training experience for the Vision Jet, including our full-motion Level D Vision Jet flight simulator. This unique program allows you to gain confidence and skill to earn your Vision Jet type rating.
The best pilots understand that flight training is an ongoing process. That’s why we developed Cirrus Approach, an innovative training program designed to standardize and streamline the flight training experience with an online learning library and a host of convenient tools so you can always stay up-to-date around your schedule.