SyberJet Aircraft has successfully completed first flight of its SJ30i aircraft featuring SyberVision™, an all-new cockpit based around the Honeywell Epic 2.0 avionics suite, new ergonomic enhancements, electronic standby attitude/heading display, and much more. SyberJet conducted the flight out of its Engineering and Product Development Center at the San Antonio International Airport (KSAT) and kicked off an 18-month certification test program which will culminate in an amended type certificate for the SJ30i and immediate subsequent deliveries thereafter.
Mark Elwess, Chief Engineering Test Pilot and Senior Flight Test Engineer Robert Moehle put the aircraft through its paces during the flight. Mark comments "We completed all of the test points planned for the first flight and got a look at how much easier the cockpit and systems are to manage with the new Honeywell Epic 2.0 cockpit. The SJ30i known as the fastest and longest ranged light jet on the market now has a cockpit to lead us into the next generation."
The SJ30i, with SyberVision™, retains all of the same performance characteristics of SyberJet's current SJ30-2 model but features four 12-inch liquid crystal displays, including the SmartView™ synthetic vision system (SVS), INAV™ moving map display system, electronics charts/maps, TCAS II, TAWS Level A, synoptic displays, dual flight management systems (FMS) with dual WAAS GPS/LPV, single inertial navigation system (IRS), onboard weather radar, full EICAS, electronic checklists, DME, ADS-B Out, and 0.3 nm RNP, as well as support for FANS-1A, SmartLanding™, SmartRunway™, TOLD, ADS-B In, emergency descent mode, and RVSM operations. Options include CPDLC, XM weather, flight data recorder, cockpit voice recorder, dual charts/maps, HF radio, SATCOM, enhanced vision systems, second MFD, and the flexibility for other customer requests.
"The SJ30i takes the original SJ30-2 to the next level. While it remains the fastest and longest-range jet in its class, the SJ30 now has all of the advances in cockpit and electronic design to make it simply the finest light jet available" says Mark Fairchild, Vice President of Customer Experience. He adds, "In addition, the SJ30i also features an all new interior design in conjunction with the lowest cabin altitude of any business jet flying today to provide a bespoke experience for its passengers and crew."
Chuck Taylor, President of SyberJet commented on this momentous occasion for the SyberVision™ flight test aircraft, stating "First flight of the SJ30i is a significant milestone for the program. Our Research and Development team and supplier partners have done a fantastic job of integrating the SyberVision™ cockpit into the proven SJ30 platform. SyberVision™ makes the fastest and longest-range light business jet in the world, the SJ30, even better."
The flight test aircraft will be on display (Static Space SD908) at the NBAA in Las Vegas this month. Stop by to discuss why owning an SJ30i is better now than ever before.
About MSC Aerospace www.mscaerospace.com
MSC Aerospace is a family of integrated and synergistic companies with aerospace related operations. Besides producing its own SJ30 light business jet, MSC Aerospace companies support the fabrication and assembly of detail aircraft parts and aero-structures for many leading aircraft manufacturers.
About SyberJet Aircraft www.syberjet.com
SyberJet Aircraft is an MSC Aerospace company and a U.S. based producer of the world’s fastest and longest range seven-seat light business jet – SyberJet’s own proprietary SJ30. The SJ30 is single pilot FAA certified jet with a top speed of Mach 0.83 (486 kts / 560 mph) and a 2,500 nautical mile range. It maintains sea level cabin pressure up to 41,000 feet (maximum flight ceiling is 49,000 feet). The SJ30 holds three world records for speed and distance. It is designed with a 30 degree swept wing for high speed and fuel efficient cruising and with leading edge slats and flaps that are optimized for low speed approaches and gentle landings. These state-of-the-art aerodynamic features, coupled with the efficiency and power of Williams FJ44 engines and the advanced technology of SyberVisionTM avionics (with Honeywell inside), make the SJ30 best in class. SyberJet Aircraft has operations in Cedar City, Utah and in San Antonio, Texas.