Cirrus Aircraft is close to having its new SF50 Vision Jet receive full airworthiness certifications without ever having to perform an in-flight test of its aircraft parachute recovery system. In the past the FAA has regarded the Cirrus Aircraft Parachute System (CAPS) as an essential safety feature for all Cirrus planes. That being said, the FAA may not require an in-flight test of the CAPS system for Cirrus’ newest aircraft due to the unnecessary risk and costs.
In June 2015, Dassault Aviation unveiled the Falcon 5X, a new addition to its large cabin, long-range business jets, at its Bordeaux-Mérignac final assembly facility in France. This new Falcon business jet claims to offer the largest cabin cross section out of all current business jets, and has a 9,630km range and speeds of 105 knots.
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