ABOVE: Five limited edition SF50 liveries will feature ‘five exterior colour options to complement the Obsidian Black and Vision Blue paint’

Cirrus Aircraft has unveiled a Special Edition Vision Jet to commemorate 500 deliveries of its SF50 ‘platform’, claimed to be the world’s first single-engine personal jet.

Deliveries of the Vision Jet, described by the manufacturer as ‘a proven asset for business and personal travel,’ commenced in December 2016. Widely used by Part 91 (private) and 135 (commercial) operators, delivery of the 500th example “celebrates the market success of a category-defining aircraft,” explained Zean Nielsen, Chief Executive Officer of Cirrus Aircraft.

Following the SF50’s initial release in 2016, a number of additional features have enhanced the aircraft. The upgraded Generation 2 (G2) model includes RVSM certification (enabling the Vision Jet to attain a maximum altitude of 31,000ft), an auto throttle and 200 lb of additional payload. Subsequent improvements include a Safe Return Autoland feature, a 25% increase in takeoff performance, Wi-Fi connectivity and Garmin’s Auto Radar.

“Cirrus Aircraft makes aviation more accessible with the G2+ Vision Jet’s best-in-class performance and low operating cost” elaborated Nielsen, highlighting the ‘expanding ecosystem of concierge solutions which make ownership straightforward’.

To commemorate the delivery of the 500th airframe, Cirrus Aircraft’s Xi Design team have created five limited edition liveries, inspired by the jet’s ‘unique design and bold colorways’. Five exterior colour options will be accentuated by exterior graphic lines, and all commemorative aircraft will feature exclusive branding throughout.

To date, worldwide flight time on Cirrus aircraft has passed fifteen million hours.