Cirrus Aircraft has transformed a 189,000-square-foot building on 39 acres into the new Innovation Center, which includes a larger and more capable Material and Processes Lab, a new Integration Test Lab, an upgraded Advanced Design & Development Lab, and new environmental equipment and testing capabilities, as well as more space for development and testing, according to company officials.
Cirrus Aircraft has committed to sponsoring an Able Flight scholarship for a student pilot for three years starting in 2023.
The new Private Pilot Program provides ground school training partnered with a Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot (CSIP) through a Cirrus Training Center (CTC) to help students complete their private pilot certificate in a Cirrus aircraft.
The upgrades provide pilots with increased situational awareness and connectivity during all stages of pre-flight and inflight activities, according to company officials.
Now that the simulator is certified by the FAA, students at All In Aviation in Nevada can count their training hours in the sim toward their private and commercial license or instrument rating.
The new facility will expand the company’s current operations at McKinney National Airport in Texas, providing additional space for aircraft sales, flight training, factory service, and aircraft management, according to officials with the Duluth, Minnesota-based company.
To commemorate the 9,000th delivery, Cirrus Aircraft has introduced a limited edition aircraft in four new color schemes.
“The configurator invites people to learn more about our aircraft, technology, and safety systems and then design and share their dream aircraft,” said Zean Nielsen, CEO.
Lucas, a private pilot from Connecticut, writes: “There seems to be some disagreement here at the hangar. Was the Cirrus the first airplane with a full-frame parachute?”