Cirrus Aircraft gains Brazil certification for emergency autoland system

The single button Cirrus Aircraft emergency autoland system control in the cockpit.
Photo Credit: Cirrus Aircraft

Cirrus Aircraft has gained Brazilian type approval for its new emergency autoland system. The revolutionary new system allows for the simple actuation of an autonomous landing system in the event of emergency.

In collaboration with Garmin International, Inc., the aircraft manufacturer announced that its Vision Jet Safe Return™ Emergency Autoland system has now received type certificate approval from the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) of Brazil.

The system has been previously certified by major international regulatory bodies, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

Single button actuation

Safe Return Emergency Autoland is a revolutionary system, enabled by Garmin’s Collier award-winning autoland technology, that allows passengers to autonomously land the Vision Jet with the touch of a single button in the event of an emergency.

The certification follows the continued success of the Vision Jet, including being recognized as the world’s best-selling jet in general aviation for four years in a row and delivery of more than 450 Vision Jets worldwide. 

“Receiving ANAC certification for the Vision Jet’s Safe Return is a tremendous milestone for our Brazilian owners and operators,” said Zean Nielsen, Chief Executive Officer of Cirrus Aircraft.

“We are excited to continue offering this award-winning safety technology throughout the world.” 

With this new type certificate, new Vision Jet exports and certain aircraft already in Brazil can now have Safe Return enabled for use. 

Previous certifications

Safe Return Emergency Autoland was previously certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the United States aviation authority, in August 2020. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) similarly approved the system in July 2021.

The new emergency system joins the Collier-winning Cirrus Airframe Parachute System® (CAPS®) on the Vision Jet to provide the most comprehensive, must-have total safety solution in general aviation. 

You can find more information about Safe Return and the G2+ Vision Jet at the manufacturer’s Vision Jet website page

About Cirrus Aircraft  

Cirrus Aircraft is the recognized global leader in personal aviation and the maker of the best-selling SR Series piston aircraft and the Vision Jet®, the world’s first single-engine Personal Jet™, and the recipient of the Robert J. Collier Trophy.

Founded in 1984, the company has redefined aviation performance, comfort and safety with innovations like the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System® (CAPS®).

CAPS is the first FAA-certified whole-airframe parachute safety system included as standard equipment on an aircraft.

To date, worldwide flight time on Cirrus aircraft has passed 15 million hours, and over 250 people have returned home safely to their families as a result of the inclusion of CAPS as a standard feature on all Cirrus aircraft.

The company has seven locations in the United States, including Duluth, Minnesota; Grand Forks, North Dakota; Greater Dallas, Texas; Greater Phoenix, Arizona; Greater Orlando, Florida; Knoxville, Tennessee and Benton Harbor, Michigan.

Cirrus Aircraft is complemented by over 750 Cirrus Training Centers and Cirrus Authorized Service Centers worldwide.

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