Cirrus debuts special mission aircraft

Cirrus Aircraft has introduced a “sensor-capable” special mission aircraft based on its Generation 5 SR22/SR22T aircraft. Known as the Cirrus Perception, it will be available in mid-2015. [Read more...]

Cirrus brings parts business in-house

Cirrus Aircraft has launched Cirrus Direct, its new parts and aftermarket service.

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How I Did It: Cirrus Aircraft’s Dale Klapmeier

I read a good many “How I Did It” type stories in various business magazines. It is always interesting to learn that “now successful” business operators struggled with the same challenges I, and many others, struggle with. So when I learned that Cirrus Aircraft CEO Dale Klapmeier would be in the Seattle area retelling his “How I Did It” type story, I had to sign on.

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New video help pilots make decisions on Cirrus aircraft for sale

Innovation Aircraft Sales operator Jeff Baber has created a video series to assist those looking to buy a Cirrus aircraft for sale.

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First flight: Cirrus Vision SF50 certification jet

Cirrus Aircraft has achieved a milestone in its Vision SF50 personal jet program with the successful first flight of certification aircraft “C-Zero” (C0).

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Cirrus 2013 deliveries drive strongest performance in five years

DULUTH, Minn. — Cirrus Aircraft reports that in 2013 it delivered 276 new aircraft, nearly a 10% increase over 2012, marking its best aircraft shipment performance since 2008.

With these results, Cirrus Aircraft’s annual market share has grown to an all-time high of 37% and the SR22/22T model remains the best-selling four- or five-seat airplane for the 11th year in a row, company officials said.

“The key driver to this past year’s outstanding performance was Cirrus owners’ and pilots’ strong response to Generation 5, which was introduced in early 2013 with the new capability to carry 200 pounds more than any previous Cirrus airplane,” said Todd Simmons, Executive Vice President Sales, Marketing and Customer Support at Cirrus Aircraft.

“But what makes 2013 results more important than any other year in our history is the real expansion of the Cirrus customer base in the last 12 months,” he continued. “The most significant examples include current Cirrus owners upgrading to new ‘G5’ airplanes, first-time Cirrus owners moving up to the performance and capability of G5 from other airplane brands, corporate aircraft operators adding a Cirrus to a previously all turbine fleet, and both domestic and international training partners upgrading to new Cirrus aircraft. This broader and more diversified customer portfolio continues to drive the enterprise in 2014.”

A highlight for Cirrus Aircraft in 2013 was final delivery in Saudi Arabia of more than 20 new Cirrus aircraft to the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) for its pilot training needs.

The Royal Saudi Air Force is the third national Air Force that has recently selected Cirrus Aircraft for its training needs, following the United States and France, company officials report.

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Cirrus and partners unite to grow general aviation

DULUTH, Minn. – Cirrus Aircraft’s JumpStart Program will place 12 brand new and fully equipped SR20s at Cirrus training centers in select markets across the country, to give more new pilots a comprehensive introduction to general aviation by learning to fly in a Cirrus.

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Hartzell, Cirrus extend agreement

Hartzell Propeller and Cirrus Aircraft have entered into a five-year extension of an exclusive supplier agreement to provide propeller systems and governors for all of Cirrus Aircraft’s new prop-driven airplanes.

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Cirrus engineering team honored

DULUTH, Minn. — Cirrus Aircraft’s SR-series Engineering and Design Team has been named the recipient of the 2013 Joseph T. Nall Safety Award, for pioneering a wide array of safety features designed for single-engine aircraft.

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Cirrus partners with college on workforce development program

DULUTH, Minn. — Cirrus Aircraft has partnered with Lake Superior College to develop an Aircraft Assembly Pre-employment Program. The program is part of a Minnesota Job Skills Program Grant for workforce development and is aimed at recruiting, training and preparing low-income individuals for assembly jobs at Cirrus.

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