Wed, Nov 02, 2005
Aircraft Manufacturer Leads Industry Sales
Cirrus Design has announced that year-to-date shipments just
released by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA)
confirm their dominant position as the market leader in
high-performance, single-engine, four-place airplanes.
"For the past three years the popular CIRRUS SR22 has been the
world's best selling airplane," said John M. Bingham, executive
vice-president of sales & marketing. We're pleased that our
year-to-date total deliveries of 447 airplanes - 350 of which were
SR22s - continue this trend and reflect the excitement in the
industry surrounding CIRRUS aircraft."
According to the GAMA
report, the SR22 deliveries exceeded its closest competitor by 110
aircraft. CIRRUS delivered 350 SR22s compared to 240 Cessna 182s.
CIRRUS remained the category leader in four-place aircraft with
their 447 deliveries.
Bingham said, "Our aircraft deliveries put us ahead of our
year-to-date target and are a reflection of the hard work and
dedication of our sales force that sells each and every airplane
factory-direct to a customer and not to a dealer network that
"Due to the continuing demand from the public to fly a
technologically advanced and safe airplane, we have commenced
construction to increase the size of our manufacturing facilities
in both Duluth, Minn. and Grand Forks, N.D. This new construction
will accommodate the boom in aircraft production and the growth of
our workforce," said CIRRUS President and CEO Alan Klapmeier.
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