Cirrus Aircraft earns EASA approval and delivers first jet to Europe


Cirrus Aircraft has announced it has received Vision Jet Type Certificate approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and delivered its first aircraft to Europe.

EASA approval comes after Cirrus Aircraft earned the Vision Jet Type Certificate from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in October 2016, and its Production Certificate earlier this month.

In addition to the EASA validation, the Vision Jet recently received approval from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) in Australia. With more than 600 production positions reserved, deliveries of the single-engine personal jet began last December.

Pat Waddick, president of innovation and operations at Cirrus Aircraft, said, “This is an exciting day for Cirrus Aircraft and for our customers throughout Europe. The EASA approval of the Vision Jet Type Certificate paves the way for a ramp up of aircraft deliveries in Europe and continues to propel Cirrus Aircraft into new markets across the world.

“The EASA validation of the Vision Jet Type Certificate is a testament to the exceptional work and cooperation between the EASA, FAA and Cirrus Aircraft teams. The technical expertise of all parties involved made this a fine example of how the bilateral validation agreement between the US and European Union can succeed.

“The only thing more satisfying than receiving EASA Type Certificate approval will be seeing our customers enjoy the benefits of this category-defining aircraft as they travel throughout Europe.”

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