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Old 16th Feb 2015, 09:34
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Cirrus Jet

Take a look at this for those interested, Cirrus jet will be first to market | Duluth News Tribune

Wonder how long it will be before we see these in Australia.
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Old 16th Feb 2015, 11:03
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Looks interesting. Private 4 seat jet. I was having a go at X-Plane simulator the other week and saw this aircraft comes standard with the software. I would love to see one in the flesh.
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The new V-tail Bonza?
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Old 16th Feb 2015, 19:49
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The CirrusJet is more like a 7 seater. Having sat in one at Oshkosh, the thing is huge on the inside. Much bigger than you imagine it to be.

300 knots, 28000ft, single engine operating economics and a parachute. All for around $2M. Not bad at all!

I believe there are already a few on order which will be coming to Australia, so you won't need to wait long to see one here.

Bevan..
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Old 16th Feb 2015, 21:08
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I wonder how it goes with high pitch angle airflow disruption to the intake near the stall? There would have to be some significant blanking from the fuselage, I'd reckon.
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Old 16th Feb 2015, 23:27
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Bevan is right….and there is some value in them…and there are orders down under.

Time will tell.
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Old 17th Feb 2015, 00:38
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That's US $1.96 + GST + Import + crappy Aus dollar conversion... mid to high $2m's plus optional extras it would be close to $3m landed in Australia at a guess.
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Old 17th Feb 2015, 02:37
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anyone with $2m to splash on new wings has the imagination and the accountants to not pay GST....
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Old 17th Feb 2015, 07:52
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So Bevan and Jabba are both getting one??

When you get it, can I come for a ride?
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Old 17th Feb 2015, 10:14
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There will be one on display at Avalon next week,
Unfortunately it is only a Mock Up.
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Old 24th Jun 2017, 19:06
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So, today both Flying and AOPA Pilot had tests of the new jet. Especially Flying were tossed the keys to it and told to keep if over a weekend, so it has more real world input from the journalist (as he took his wife on a vacation trip in it). As expected, the extreme performance isn’t what’s going to sell this plane, it’s the other stuff: the clean cabin layout, the little modern touches of formed aluminum around the yoke cut-out, the stitched leather, the modern car-like interior and spacious cabin is what will make this a hit. Impressive attention to detail and design on the interior – and that’s what will woo new owners. Doesn’t hurt that it’s a single engine and has a chute, which will spark the interest from newer pilots, businessmen and owner-flown crowd who are cash rich, but time poor. These are people who might not have the time to set aside to get a multi IFR rating in their busy lives. And it will also inspire the 18-year old with a brand new PPL, just like a Lamborghini will for a new driver’s license holder.

As for performance, it’s as mentioned, expected. But we knew this was not going to be it’s selling point. It was designed to carry 800lbs 800miles, as Cirrus said, and will do that in god comfort. The fuel burn around 65-68gal/hr at FL 280 is as anticipated, but just as comparison a Turbo Commander will do the same speed on 60gal/hr, 5 less. A P180 will burn 80gal/hr, but also go 380kts, so end up costing a lot less per mile to operate. Even a Cessna Mustang up at altitude will go faster on the same fuel burn. So all of these will cost less in fuel despite having two engines. And perhaps even in engine reserves, too, as Williams is not a cheap engine to maintain. Climb rate was 1250ft/min in the article, and this is certainly adequately respectable, but more in the TP range, not traditional jet numbers.

In any case, I wish them the best. Aviation needs new blood and this certainly is new blood. They have 600 pre-orders and this already makes it a success. We’ll see if it keeps it’s numbers up as the years go by. Cheers to the Cirrus Jet!
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Old 25th Jun 2017, 02:10
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Looks like an amazing plane - especially the interior. But, with a higher fuel burn than some twins, whats the advantage?
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Old 25th Jun 2017, 05:24
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Biggest problem with this aircraft will be getting someone here to maintain it. There approval to be a service centre for it requires you have all the tooling etc. Start up cost for that is nearly 1/2 $mil. I cant see to many maintenance facilities spending that sort of money to look after 1 maybe 2 aircraft.
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Old 25th Jun 2017, 08:41
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Connedrod, I would think the current Cirrus Service Centres wouldn't find it too difficult to be able to meet this demand?
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Old 25th Jun 2017, 10:09
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Connedrod, I would think the current Cirrus Service Centres wouldn't find it too difficult to be able to meet this demand?
Unpressurized piston to pressurized jet shouldn't be a problem for a maintenance organisation in CASA land...
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Old 25th Jun 2017, 10:11
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formed aluminum around the yoke cut-out
That's what does it for me, every time. Where can I buy one?
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Old 25th Jun 2017, 10:51
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Wiggley, I should have elaborated my thoughts a bit more there, in my experience Cirrus Approved Service Centres are typically fairly well equipped places and should be able to make such a transition fairly easy.

Infact 2 of them already deal in Pressurized Turbine Aircraft regularly and I'd be surprised if the other 3 didn't already as well!

Cirrus are a pretty top notch company that don't seem to leave a lot to chance and have pretty high levels of customer service, I have little doubt they've already considered the maintenance requirements of these new aircraft and have a plan in place to make sure services are readily available within Australia.
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Old 25th Jun 2017, 23:22
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Wouldn't be surprised if Cirrus doesn't put a simulator in Australia for the jet if the sales are good.
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Old 26th Jun 2017, 14:02
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and will do that in god comfort.
Well, if it has GOD comfort levels - it must be worth it!
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Yep...sounds heavenly. Seats as soft as clouds, piped harp music, air noise muffled as angels'wings.....
GPS ? Gods Positioning System...No cfits then.?
Hallelueah? ! Hosanna, (can spell that) Whatever.
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