Duluth-based Cirrus is celebrating the launch of its new simulator for its popular Vision Jet.

The new FAA-certified Level D full-flight Vision Jet simulator is the company's second such simulator and is located at the Cirrus Aircraft Vision Center in Knoxville, Tenn. The Vision Jet is the world's first single-engine personal jet and the best-selling jet in the world over the last 5 years.

Todd Simmons, President of Customer Experience at Cirrus Aircraft says in a press release, "Cirrus Aircraft is dedicated to providing world-class flight training and we are continually investing in the Vision Center campus to expand our capacity and offer ultramodern training resources.".

"Cirrus has delivered over 500 Vision Jets and there are over 1,000 rated pilots for the cutting-edge aircraft..."


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The Vision Center in Knoxville is part of their training program called "Cirrus Approach" along with three other Cirrus Flight Training locations in Scottsdale, Arizona; McKinney, Texas and Orlando, Florida, but the Knoxville location is the only one that offers training for the Vision Jet and where both simulators are located.

Cirrus has delivered over 500 Vision Jets and there are over 1,000 rated pilots for the cutting-edge aircraft that features advanced safety systems like the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System, Safe Return, and Emergency Autoland. The aircraft also features beautiful and large interiors for crew and passengers along with entertainment and various convenience options.

The Vision Jet was first announced in 2008 and went into production at the Cirrus' production facility in Duluth in May 2016, according to Aviation International News, in 2022 Cirrus had a "backlog of about 700 SR series single-engine piston aircraft and “several hundred” SF50 Vision Jets", they had more than 117 net orders for the Vision Jet in 2021 alone.

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