In The Works: Cirrus Aircraft Vision SF50

 - April 2, 2013, 4:45 AM

Cirrus Aircraft remains committed to the single-engine Vision SF50 jet program, and with suspension of the Diamond D-Jet is now the front-runner in the race to bring a single-engine jet to market. Cirrus has hired more than 100 engineers, designers and technicians for the Vision team and is recruiting additional personnel, according to the company. Most recently, Cirrus promoted former executive v-p and COO Pat Waddick to president and COO. Co-founder Dale Klapmeier remains CEO. “We have also taken huge steps to accelerate the Vision SF50 Jet program as we aim to fly the first conforming certification aircraft within the next 12 months,” Klapmeier said.