Cirrus Expands European Training, Finance Options

 - August 18, 2020, 2:45 PM
Cirrus is expanding its Vision Jet options in Europe with a new training agreement with Aero Poznan in Poland and availability of financing.

Pilots who need a European type rating to fly the Cirrus Vision Jet can now train at Poland-based Aero Poznan, under a partnership agreed to by the two companies. Cirrus Aircraft also unveiled new international financing available from Cirrus Finance. Cirrus has delivered more than 200 Vision Jets since the aircraft received FAA certification in 2016, and more than 400 pilots are type rated in the single-engine jet.

Aero Poznan, located in Poznan, is home to a full-motion Vision Jet simulator built by Australia’s CKAS Mechatronics. The only other full-motion Vision Jet simulator is a CAE-built level-D device used for FAA type-rating training at Cirrus’s Nashville, Tennessee, customer center. 

EASA type-rating training is done in the simulator, although newly type-rated pilots may require training or supervised operating experience in the aircraft as well. Aero Poznan also offers recurrent training for the Vision Jet. For those interested in learning more about the Vision Jet, Aero Poznan has developed an eight-hour, one-day course that includes ground school and training in the Vision Jet simulator.

The availability of financing through Cirrus Global Finance helps European buyers with “preferred rates, terms, and conditions only available through Cirrus Aircraft,” according to the company. AirFinance facilitates the financing through Cirrus Global Finance in more than 170 countries, with support from the U.S. Export-Import Bank.

“The expansion of Cirrus Global Finance offers our international customers unparalleled access to The Cirrus Life,” said Cirrus CEO Zean Nielsen. “It brings an additional level of convenience and predictability as future owners seek out alternative ways to travel, with the added assurance of safety and security afforded by personal aviation.”