Cirrus Aircraft Receives World Renown Robert J. Collier Trophy

Posted on May 16, 2018 David Atkinson Aviation News

Globally recognized bestselling Sr. Series piston company, Cirrus Aircraft, has been named the receiver of the 2017 Robert J. Collier Trophy for its recent completion of the first single-engine personal Jet.  This award is bestowed upon a certain entity that has a significant progressive impact in the aeronautics or astronautics industry. For a brief example of the kind of competition, Cirrus had in this race of this year’s trophy included large names in the industry such as Edwards Air Force Base F-35 Integrated Test Force, Boeing 737 MAX, NASA/JPL Cassini Project Team along with others.


Not only have they contributed extremely to the aeronautic industry but have also created an entirely whole new category for the creation of the first single-engine personal jet. One of the greater details and the large contribution to the first single-engine personal jet on winning the trophy was the implementation of Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS). Receiving its FAA certification in 2016 and has made a significant impact since then. Co-Founder and CEO of Cirrus Aircraft has been very pleased with the amount of recognition the company has received for their latest accomplishment by stating, 

“At Cirrus Aircraft we are honored and humbled to be awarded the 2017 Collier Trophy and to even be mentioned among the giants in aviation and space research that have won before us.”

Not only does its engine capabilities distinguish the aircraft from others but its innovative cabin space has been equipped with reclining seats that fit five adults as well as 2 children in the allotted space. Its state of the art flight deck is its very own Cirrus Perspective ® by Garmin Flight Deck that has been made designed to allow to facilitate the tasks by the operator. 

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