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Cirrus Aircraft Reports Strongest Deliveries in a Decade, Highlighted by Vision Jet Growth

Duluth, Minn. &
Knoxville, Tenn. (20 February 2019) – Cirrus Aircraft introduced at present that new
customer plane deliveries for the company’s best-selling SR Collection showed
regular progress and reached 380 plane in 2018, an increase of seven % over
2017. The corporate also announced acceleration of manufacturing and supply of the
Vision JetTM – the world’s first single-engine Personal JetTM – with
63 aircraft delivered, resulting in almost 100 Vision Jets at present in service
all over the world.

“Our annual performance at
Cirrus Aircraft demonstrates our long-term dedication to continued core progress,
our disciplined strategy to maturing our turbine product line, the enlargement of
Cirrus Providers and one other yr that validates our customer-focused enterprise
technique,” stated Todd Simmons, President, Customer Experience at Cirrus
Aircraft.

These annual outcomes mark the
fifth consecutive yr that Cirrus Aircraft has delivered greater than 300 SR
Collection plane. Moreover, the current trajectory of Vision Jet deliveries
is setting the tempo to make the Collier Award profitable single-engine Private Jet
one of many best-selling turbine plane beneath $6 million USD. Enterprise
progress also propelled continued amenities enlargement and worker progress throughout
all Cirrus places together with Duluth, Minnesota, Grand Forks, North Dakota and
Knoxville, Tennessee.

Simmons continued, “With this
exceptional efficiency by the Cirrus Aircraft workforce, we are properly positioned for
continued success in each present and emerging international aviation markets. On
behalf of all Cirrus house owners and operators all over the world, these 2018 outcomes
once more highlight our dedication to reimagining the future of private aviation.”

The SR Collection Continues to Soar

Cirrus Aircraft’s first
high-performance SR Collection airplane – the SR20 – was delivered in 1999 and
reworked common aviation with intuitive avionics, game-changing efficiency
and revolutionary security methods, including the Cirrus Airframe Parachute
System® (CAPS®). In the present day’s SR Collection portfolio consists of the SR20, SR22 and the
turbocharged SR22T. Last yr, the company celebrated the milestone of the
delivery of its 7,000th SR Collection aircraft and over 10.5 million flight hours
in 60 nations all over the world.

This yr, the corporate will
have fun 20 years of the SR Collection getting into the high-performance single-engine
piston market. Now in its sixth era, the SR Collection has been the
best-selling basic aviation piston plane in its class for seventeen
consecutive years. The G6 SR Collection launched in 2017 with the Cirrus
Perspective+TM by Garmin® flight deck, which includes expanded
avionics and flight planning options, luxurious automobile-inspired Cirrus SpectraTM
wingtip lighting, cockpit connectivity solutions and premium interior options.

Earlier this yr, Cirrus
Aircraft introduced the addition of the Arrivée Particular Version SR Collection
inspired by “The Art of Arriving”. This distinctive aircraft expands on the posh
vehicle inspired particulars that outline a Cirrus aircraft interior with artisan
handcrafted finishes and customization sometimes only out there via the
firm’s distinctive Xi Design Studio.

A New Era of the Vision Jet

In 2016, Cirrus Aircraft
ushered in a new period in private transportation with the FAA certification of
the world’s first single-engine Private Jet – the Vision Jet. The turbine
aircraft defined a new category in aviation – the Private Jet – with its
spacious pilot and passenger-friendly cabin featuring panoramic home windows,
reclining seats, snug legroom for five adults and two youngsters and the
solely turbine plane with a entire airframe parachute system as normal
gear. 2018 marked a new milestone in the journey of the Vision Jet, with
the historic win of the Robert J. Collier Trophy from the National Aeronautic
Affiliation.

Last month, the company
introduced the launch of the subsequent era Vision Jet– “G2” – with enhanced efficiency, consolation and security. Evolutionary
features embrace increased cruise altitude, velocity and range, together with a
newly-upgraded Perspective Touch+TM by Garmin® flight deck. Progressive applied sciences
distinctive to G2 embrace a category-first Autothrottle, Flight Stream connectivity
and more. Facilities have been also added to the passenger expertise, including new
government seats, thoughtfully-engineered noise reduction and a passenger
productivity console.

As production of the Vision
Jet continues to accelerate, the corporate may even see the enlargement into
vital new markets in 2019, with deliveries to clients in Brazil, South
Africa and Australia.

Cirrus Providers Established to Enhance Lifetime Aircraft
Possession

The launch of Cirrus Providers
in 2018 signified another milestone in Cirrus Aircraft’s ongoing plans to
redefine the private aviation possession experience by offering world-class
customer service for all times. Cirrus Providers acknowledges the client’s wants earlier than,
during and after initial plane delivery by combining Flight Training,
Service and Help into a single, devoted enterprise unit. The newly shaped
group is concentrated on growing capabilities and offerings at the company’s
expanding Vision Middle Campus in Knoxville, Tennessee, as well as via a
community of approved service and coaching companions across the globe.

Amenities and Financial Influence Expands Across All
Three Places

Cirrus Aircraft amenities
and employment expanded again in 2018 at all three company places, with
progress on the company’s Vision Middle Campus in Knoxville, Tennessee persevering with
ahead of schedule. As the company’s international customer expertise middle, the
Vision Middle Campus now consists of a state-of-the-art Flight Coaching middle
which options world-class FAA-approved ‘part 142’ sort score training for the
Vision Jet and a custom Degree D full-motion simulator. The new building opened
in July 2018 and Cirrus has presently issued almost 200 Vision Jet sort
scores.

The company additionally broke ground
on a new Manufacturing unit Service Middle at its Vision Middle Campus in 2018. The elevated
service middle capability adds a further 17,500 square ft. The brand new Manufacturing unit
Service Middle is scheduled to be operational in the primary quarter of 2019.

Additionally highlighting continued progress over
the last yr was the addition of technical, manufacturing and service
positions across all places, in addition to the enlargement of the power in
Grand Forks, North Dakota by almost 30,000 sq. ft.

Cirrus ApproachTM Continues Innovation and
Management in Pilot Coaching

Recognized in 2016 as the
first recipient of the Joseph T. Nall Safety Award from the Aircraft House owners and Pilots Affiliation
(AOPA), Cirrus Aircraft continues to rework pilot coaching and security
with Cirrus Strategy. As a comprehensive program, Cirrus Strategy offers
ongoing coaching to new and experienced pilots with their way of life in mind
by way of award-winning in-person and online coaching programs. During the last
yr, the corporate has continued to innovate in pilot training, with the launch
of the redesigned cirrusapproach.com and the addition of Flight Repair – a distinctive monthly video podcast to further help its
mission of “training as a lifestyle”. Almost 16,000 pilots and house owners have
joined this system as of early 2019.

Cirrus EmbarkTM –
the corporate’s program designed for brand spanking new house owners of pre-owned Cirrus aircraft –
also continues to broaden, exceeding 700 training occasions since its launch in
2017. This revolutionary program offers Cirrus-specific, standardized
variations and transition training for a licensed pilot who purchased a
pre-owned Cirrus Aircraft. Included in this system is entry to the Cirrus
Strategy Studying Portal, a copy of the Cirrus FOM and plane POH, entry to
the iFOM and one-on-one Cirrus Transition Training with a licensed Cirrus
training supplier.

Fleet and Particular Mission Expands Across the Globe

Skilled
flight training organizations continue to develop their fleets with the
technologically superior, industry-leading SR Collection aircraft as they put together
the subsequent era of airline pilots. This yr, Japan Civil Aviation School
added a further 20 SR22 aircraft to their present fleet. And simply final
month, Oklahoma State College introduced the addition of SR20 to its Aviation
Program fleet. Different world-renowned flight coaching academies utilizing Cirrus
aircraft embrace Emirates, Lufthansa, Southern Utah University and Vincennes
University.

In
addition, Cirrus Notion™ – the company’s sensor-capable special mission
plane – continues to reinforce regulation enforcement search and rescue efforts.
Perfect for a broad range of missions, the Minnesota State Patrol makes use of the Cirrus
Perception plane, together with in the course of the huge recreation hosted in Minneapolis in
2018.

Extra Pink Bull Air Race Championships on the Horizon for
Cirrus-Sponsored Group 99

For the sixth consecutive yr, Cirrus Aircraft
could have a world presence in the Purple Bull Air Race World
Championships as a sponsor of Staff 99 and U.S. Grasp Class Pilot, Mike
Goulian. In 2018, Goulian set a document pace with an epic yr of podium finishes,
together with 1st place in Abu Dhabi and Indianapolis and a third
place general end in 2018 world championship collection. Goulian, a Cirrus Aircraft
Ambassador, owner and pilot, joined Pink Bull Air Race in 2006, claiming his
first victory in Budapest in 2009. The Pink Bull Air Race World Championship has
turn into globally famend as the quickest and most exhilarating motorsport on the
planet, and Goulian and Workforce 99 are poised for an additional profitable season following
their podium finish at the 2019 season opener in Abu Dhabi.

About Cirrus Aircraft

Cirrus Aircraft is the acknowledged international leader in private aviation and the maker of the best-selling SR Collection piston plane and the Vision JetTM, the world’s first single-engine Personal JetTM, as well as the recipient of the Robert J. Collier Trophy. Founded in 1984, the corporate has redefined performance, consolation and security in aviation with improvements like the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System® (CAPS®) – the first FAA-certified whole-airframe parachute security system included as commonplace gear on an aircraft. Thus far, worldwide flight time on Cirrus plane has handed ten million hours and 170 individuals have returned house safely to their families as a result of the inclusion of CAPS as a normal function on all Cirrus aircraft. The company has three places in the USA, situated in Duluth, Minnesota, Grand Forks, North Dakota and Knoxville, Tennessee.