$5,000 Deposit Will Hold Your Position When Deliveries
The gang at Cirrus Design took nearly everyone by surprise in
2007, when they unveiled the Cirrus SRS, adding yet another
dimension to the very popular line of SR aircraft. Thursday morning
at the Sport-Aviation Expo in Sebring, FL, Cirrus announced the
company is taking orders for the sporty SRS.
The US$5,000 deposits will be taken during Sport-Aviation Expo
and via the Cirrus website.
Dale Klapmeier, Vice Chairman and co-founder of Cirrus stated,
“The response to the SRS has been simply amazing. EAA
AirVenture confirmed for us that the SRS has its own place in the
Cirrus line and we are pleased to begin offering people the
opportunity to place an order for the SRS.”
Cirrus says the philosophy behind the SRS is based on "the sheer
fun of flying in an airplane that incorporates the very best of
Cirrus’ ideology in airplane engineering."
“With aircraft like the SRS, the industry has a wonderful
opportunity to open aviation to a whole new segment of people. We
need to grow this industry,” Klapmeier added.
The company expects the entry level SRS to attract the younger
crowd because of its fun factor, and at the same time provide an
extremely economical price point for those Generation X’ers
who are very technology savvy. Flight schools also gain access to a
Cirrus-driven product with the company’s core values of
safety, comfort, and ease of operation and in the SRS’ case,
To date, Cirrus reports overwhelming interest domestically and
internationally in the SRS. Cirrus Vice President of Sales, John
Gauch, commented, “This is a wonderful aircraft that delivers
customers a fun, safe airplane. We are pleased to begin offering
customers the opportunity to begin the purchasing
While not a homegrown Cirrus aircraft -- as ANN reported last year,
Cirrus will instead adapt an existing aircraft, the German-built Fk
Polaris, to LSA requirements -- it will be hard to mistake the SRS
for anything other than a Cirrus plane. In addition to an
expected glass-panel, the SRS will also come equipped standard
with the much-applauded Cirrus Airframe Parachute System.
Deliveries of the SRS are expected to begin in 2009.