Duluth, Minn. & Knoxville, Tenn. (XX July 2021) – Cirrus Aircraft, in partnership with Garmin International, Inc., announced today that its Vision Jet™ Safe Return™ emergency autoland system has received type certificate approval from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
Safe Return Emergency Autoland is a revolutionary system, enabled by Garmin’s Collier award-winning autoland technology, that allows passengers to autonomously land the Vision Jet with the touch of a single button. The certification follows continued growth of the Vision Jet, including being recognized as the world’s best-selling jet in general aviation for two years in a row and delivery of more than 245 Vision Jets worldwide.
“With Safe Return, we are making personal aviation more accessible, elevating the passenger experience and taking the next step towards autonomous flight,” said Zean Nielsen, Chief Executive Officer at Cirrus Aircraft. “The Vision Jet sets a new standard in personal travel with the combination of Safe Return and CAPS, offering the ultimate level of safety, control and comfort for the pilot and passengers across the globe.”
Safe Return emergency autoland was previously certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the United States’ aviation authority, in August of 2020. It joins the Collier-winning Cirrus Airframe Parachute System® (CAPS®) on the Vision Jet to provide the most comprehensive, must-have total safety solution in general aviation.
More information on Safe Return and the G2 Vision Jet can be found at www.cirrusaircraft.com/visionjet.