Cirrus Aircraft Vision Jet wins prestigious trophy

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

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The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) announced Wednesday that the Cirrus Aircraft Vision Jet has been awarded the 2017 Robert J. Collier Trophy for developing the world’s first single engine Personal Jet and implementing the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System on the aircraft.

Cirrus said the Collier Trophy is selected by a committee that includes 25 industry leaders and is awarded annually to recognize “the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America, with respect to improving the performance, efficiency, and safety in air or space vehicles, the value of which has been thoroughly demonstrated by actual use during the preceding year.”  The nine nominees this year included the Edwards Air Force Base F-35 Integrated Test Force, Boeing 737 MAX, NASA/JPL Cassini Project Team and others.

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