Vision SF50 Reaches Milestone.
Cirrus SAS congratulates the SF50 Program Team for reaching the very important and milestone of Type Inspection Authorization (TIA). What does this mean and why is this important? The TIA initiates formal FAA flight evaluation of the type design, airworthiness, performance and handling properties. This particular TIA analyzed the airframe structure, stability in flight controls and stall performance of C-Zero, our beloved red first conforming jet. It deems it worthy as manufactured and safe to fly. It allows us to move forward with Conformity and Certification Flight Tests with an FAA pilot on board, and marks one of the final elements needed for Type Certification of a new aircraft! This signifies entering the final stages of the FAA certification process for the Vision SF50, and is a major step representing the FAA’s confidence in the design.