Cirrus Aircraft announced the successful maiden flight of the third and final conforming flight test aircraft, ‘C-Two’ (C2), in their Vision SF50 personal jet program. C2, completed a 20 minute flight from Duluth International Airport (KDLH). C2 will now join C0 and C1 in FAA flight testing and certification activities, moving Cirrus closer to its goal of certification and first delivery of the SF50 by the end of 2015.
Upon completion of the scheduled 20 minute flight, Director of Engineering Flight Test, Mike Stevens reported, “Though this first flight was planned to be brief, C2 flew as predicted and initial handling qualities were confirmed. More important, today’s flight is a reflection on the dedication and determination of the Vision jet development team.
Thanks to each and every one of our team members in Duluth, we are moving forward into 2015 on schedule.”
Cirrus currently has over 500 position holders for the Vision SP50. First customer deliveries of the aircraft are currently planned for the fourth quarter of 2015.