It is fitting that Cirrus Aircraft delivered its first SF50 Vision Jet in December, just days after the FAA issued its final rule overhauling airworthiness standards for small aircraft. The first FAA-approved single-engine personal jet (see photo) is symbolic of the need to revamp certification processes so general aviation (GA) aircraft can be developed, and upgraded, more quickly and cheaply. The Vision Jet took 10 years to certificate and languished for several ...

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