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Since the FAA’s dramatic regulation changes in 2004 created the new Light Sport Aircraft category, ICON Aircraft’s sole purpose has been to bring the freedom, fun, and adventure of flying to all who have dreamed of flight. With these ground-breaking FAA rules solidified, ICON believes that consumer-focused sport aircraft can do for recreational flying what personal watercraft did for boating.
ICON’s sport aircraft are not only designed to deliver an amazing and safe flying experience, but also to inspire us the way great sports cars do. After years of development with some of the world’s best aerospace engineers and industrial designers, ICON Aircraft has released the first of its line of sport planes, the ICON A5. The A5 is a bold yet elegant design that communicates beauty, performance, safety, and most importantly… fun.
The ICON engineering team worked in sync with external, automotive designers over a period of several design phases to perfect the consumer-oriented design. The first phase was completed in-house. The second phase involved numerous designers from some of the world’s top car brands, including BMW, Porsche, Rolls Royce, and others. The final detailed phase was completed by Nissan’s renowned advanced design studio, creator of the award-winning 350Z sports car. Troy Lee Designs, the leader in motorsports racing design, applied final aesthetic touches and graphics.
VERSATILITY Powered by a single-engine and cruising below airline flight levels, Cirrus Vision will be lighter, quieter, and more efficient than any other personal aircraft.
SAFETY As with all Cirrus aircraft, Cirrus Vision will come with all the hallmarks of our dedication to flight safety including state-of-the-art, advanced avionics and the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS™).
COMFORT Cirrus Vision has unsurpassed interior space. Easy boarding for five plus two passengers – two in the front, three in the middle with the center seat having the freedom to adjust forward or back enough to give three full-sized adults maximum comfort, and two stow-away seats in the last row. The cabin layout is designed to maximize space in a sanctuary of luxury and safety.