- A groundbreaking new feature of the Cirrus Vision Jet allows the aircraft to land automatically in an emergency without the need for a pilot.
- The Garmin-designed Emergency Autoland Safe Return System can automatically identify the best airport and runway property A flight route, communication with the air traffic control and other aircraft, navigation and landing of the aircraft – all at the touch of a button.
- Passengers can press this button when a pilot has a medical emergency plane.
- Business Insider had the opportunity to test the Safe Return feature during a demonstration. Now I can say that I have successfully landed a plane.
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I landed a plane recently.
I'm not a pilot. And I have never taken an hour of flight. In fact, I'd never touched an active controller in an airplane before. However, the landing of this aircraft was easy.
The Cirrus Vision Jet is already the most accessible private jet in the world. A new aircraft costs about $ 2 million, about half as much as its nearest competitors. It was the highest-volume business jet of the year 201
A new feature unveiled last week makes the aircraft even more attractive automatic emergency landing system.
The Safe Landing Emergency System developed by Garmin can land the plane with only one push of a large red button accessible to each passenger.
When activated, the system automatically takes control of the aircraft, determines the nearest and most appropriate airport, records a flight path to weather, buildings and terrain and notifies the air traffic control, the aircraft flies to the selected runway while other aircraft be shunned and gently bring the aircraft to the ground until it comes to a stop at the end of the runway where the rescue service will wait.
This is not quite the case first automatic landing f But what makes it revolutionary is that it can take full and complete control of the flight from the moment it is activated. Other systems in commercial aircraft rely on continuous input from pilots like a conventional autopilot system. However, this is unique in that a passenger can activate it and no pilot input is required.
In late summer I did a demonstration flight with Cirrus to test the new Autoland system.
I pressed the button, and that was the last time anyone touched the plane control until we came to a stop on the runway.
It was incredibly impressive to see something in action. Keep reading to see how it went.