Cirrus Aircraft Reports Strongest Deliveries in a Decade

Growth driven by deliveries of SF50 Vision Jet.

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Cirrus delivered well over 300 piston SR airplanes and 63 jets in 2018.Cirrus Aircraft

Cirrus Aircraft had a very good year. The manufacturer announced yesterday that new aircraft deliveries for the piston SR Series reached 380 in 2018, an increase of 7 percent over 2017, and said increased production and deliveries of the Vision Jet, with 63 delivered last year, resulted in just shy of 100 Vision Jets now in service worldwide.

“Our annual performance at Cirrus Aircraft demonstrates our long-term commitment to continued core growth, our disciplined approach to maturing our turbine product line, the expansion of Cirrus Services and another year that validates our customer-focused enterprise strategy,” said Todd Simmons, President, Customer Experience for Cirrus.

Cirrus noted that the results mark the fifth consecutive year that it has delivered more than 300 SR Series aircraft as the company continues to expand and add employees at Cirrus locations in Duluth, Minnesota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, and Knoxville, Tennessee.

Cirrus recently introduced the second generation Vision Jet, dubbed the G2, featuring improved performance, autothrottle, cabin enhancement and other improvement. New this year as well is a special edition SR22 called the Arivee model that Cirrus says is inspired by “The Art of Arriving” and includes a culinary experience for four at a Michellin-starred top restaurant.

Cirrus Services launched in 2018 as part of the manufacturer’s plans to “redefine the personal aviation ownership experience by providing world-class customer service for life.” Cirrus Services addresses customer needs before, during and after aircraft delivery by combining flight training, service and support into a single business unit. The newly formed group is focused on growing capabilities and offerings at the company’s expanding Vision Center Campus in Knoxville, as well as through a network of authorized service and training partners across the globe.

Cirrus also broke ground on a new factory service center at its Vision Center Campus last year. The increased service center capacity adds an additional 17,500 square feet. The new factory service center is scheduled to be up and running later this quarter.