On opening day of the AOPA Aviation Summit, Cirrus Aircraft celebrated a milestone with the delivery of its 5,000th airplane. The company, which began production in Duluth, Minn., 11 years ago, has delivered aircraft to more than 60 countries around the world.
The 5000th SR airplane has been purchased by Joe Whisenhunt of Little Rock, Arkansas. Whisenhunt, along with his family, were in Hartford, Conn., at the Summit for a special presentation of his new airplane. A real estate developer, Whisenhunt bought his first Cirrus before he learned to fly. He has since owned three and holds four positions for the Cirrus Vision SF50 personal jet.
“We are truly excited and humbled to be delivering the 5,000th Cirrus aircraft,” said Dale Klapmeier, CEO of Cirrus Aircraft. “When we started, we dreamed of building airplanes that made people’s lives easier and better. Five thousand aircraft later, we’re proud of this achievement and we will continue to improve upon that dream.”
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