Cirrus To Launch Jet Single at NBAA

 - November 15, 2006, 8:22 AM

Cirrus Design will officially launch its single-engine CirrusJet this month at the NBAA Convention in Orlando. In a promotional mailing sent out this week, Cirrus said the very light jet will be able to cruise at more than 300 ktas, fly more than 1,000 nm and have a service ceiling of 25,000 feet. The Duluth, Minn., company said the all-composite CirrusJet will be outfitted with an emergency ballistic parachute recovery system from BRS, which also supplies a similar system for Cirrus SR20 and SR22 piston singles. Cirrus’s brochure also notes that the VLJ will have “a large, comfortable cabin.” The CirrusJet is expected to sell for less than $1 million, and the manufacturer is currently accepting fully refundable $100,000 deposits to hold early positions. The engine supplier for the new jet will be revealed on Wednesday afternoon at the NBAA show, and photos and other program details will also be revealed. No CirrusJet mockup or aircraft will be at the convention.