Cirrus’ The-Jet makes inaugural flight

The composites intensive The-Jet took to the skies on July 3 in Duluth, Minn.

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Cirrus Design Corp. (Duluth, Minn.) has announced that it flew its composites-intensive The-Jet for the first time on July 3. The 45-minute flight was conducted from the company’s worldwide headquarters at the Duluth International Airport, Duluth, Minn.

The-Jet is an all new personal aircraft that blends the high-performance single-engine class and the very light jet (VLJ) category. " The-Jet serves as a smarter, simpler and more efficient way to use transportation dollars," said Cirrus chairman and CEO Alan Klapmeier. "Today's first flight of The-Jet holds the unique promise of redefining general aviation. It provides an entirely new transportation option for personal and business travel."

The-Jet is technologically advanced and at the same time designed and engineered to be simple to fly, like the company's best-selling SR20 and SR22 piston aircraft.