Cirrus Goes With Garmin For SF50 Vision Avionics | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 11.13.17

Airborne-Unmanned 11.14.17

Airborne 11.15.17

AMA Drone Report 11.16.17

Airborne 11.17.17

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne 11.13.17

Airborne-Unmanned 11.14.17

Airborne 11.15.17

AMA Drone Report 11.16.17

Airborne 11.17.17

Tue, Mar 31, 2009

Cirrus Goes With Garmin For SF50 Vision Avionics

Perspective Suite Selected For Upcoming Jet

Cirrus Aircraft has just announced the selection of Garmin as its avionics provider for production models of the Vision SF50 personal jet, which is now in flight test.

Within the next few weeks, the current Vision flying prototype will have the Cirrus Perspective by Garmin avionics system installed, the same as what is now available on the SR-series of piston aircraft (shown below.)

"Avionics are the key component of the pilot-aircraft interface. Cirrus and Garmin are both recognized as leaders in their respective fields and share a common vision to bring innovative technologies and continuous product improvement into the GA cockpit," said Cirrus Aircraft President and CEO Brent Wouters. "Today we have taken another significant step forward in both our partnership with each other and with Vision customers by bringing avionics continuity and consistency to Vision and the entire Cirrus Aircraft lineup."

"Garmin's avionics are designed to simplify flying and exceed pilots' expectations for ease of use and reliability," added Gary Kelley, Garmin's Vice President. "From the industry's most powerful autopilot that optimizes performance over the entire airspeed envelope to Garmin's synthetic vision technology (SVT) that has dramatically improved safety of flight by replicating what pilots would see outside the cockpit, the Cirrus Vision avionics suite will feature the leading edge technology customers expect from Garmin."

Previously, V1 has flown with L-3's SmartDeck glass panel.

In related news, Cirrus says the Vision development program continues to make "measured" progress in several areas as well. V1 is averaging five flight tests per week through the winter in Duluth, and now has completed more than 200 engine run hours and nearly 140 actual flight test hours. Significant flight test milestones near the end of the first quarter include finalizing power on and power off stall tests; establishing the full CG range; assessing anti-ice system characteristics; further refining aircraft stability and control for V1;  and evaluating wing root vortex generators.

Short-term design evaluation items include wing tip and flap optimization, additional structural materials selection and part trial testing.

With the Vision personal jet program now progressing from its R&D phase toward mainstream Cirrus operations, the Vision engineering and flight test team is also transitioning into a corporately integrated development and certification program in Cirrus' main production facilities on the south side of Duluth International Airport.

FMI: www.cirrusaircraft.com

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 11.15.17: XCOR BK, V-22 Osprey Milestone, GAMA 3rd Quarter Stats

Also: UK Airport Cancellation, Gone West: Robert Wagstaff, EASA Certifies Bell 505, USN's 1st MQ-4C Triton This is a heartbreaker, as we were big fans of XCOR Aerospace -- which fi>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 11.14.17: Drone Registration, AT&T's Flying COW, Pilot Charged

Also: Boeing Completes Acquisition, Drones For LAFD, DJI Seeks Transport Canada’s Help, Uber and NASA A defense authorization bill that includes a return to civilian drone re>[...]

AMA Drone Report 11.16.17: Drone Registration, Drone Journalists Jailed

Also: Terror Advisory, DRL Sim, SureFly Octocopter, Space Needle Drone Pilot, FAI-ASFC World Fly-In Expo A bill that includes a return to civilian drone registration has been inclu>[...]

AMA Drone Report 11.09.17: Commercial Drone Insurance, FAI Drone Races, DJI Quiz

Also: AR Drone Flight Sim, San Diego State Drone Lab, SkyPixel Photo Competition, AMA Regulatory Efforts More benefits are in the works for AMA members! This comes through the offe>[...]

Winter Haven, FL Airport Hosts Chinese Delegation

Group Learning About Non-Controlled Airports, GA And Seaplanes A delegation associated with the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) recently visited Winter Haven Airport >[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2017 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC