About Cirrus Design Corporation
Cirrus Design asks customers to reach for the clouds -- cirrus ones. The company, also known as Cirrus Aircraft, manufactures the SR20 and the SR22 single-engine, four-seater, piston-powered aircraft. Cirrus planes are made primarily of composite materials rather than aluminum; the company asserts that composites allow for an aerodynamically superior design. All models come with the trademark Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS) that will lower the aircraft to the ground in an emergency. The company was founded in 1984 by former chairman Alan Klapmeier and his brother, Dale. It is a subsidiary of China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Company (CAIGA).
Based in Duluth, Minnesota, Cirrus has operations throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Asia, and Australia. The company manufactures all its aircraft in the US.
Sales and Marketing
Cirrus sells its products through a direct sales force in North America and as well as through over 200 authorized sales and service centers covering export markets in 60 countries around the world. Its customers include The Royal Saudi Air Force and French Air Force.
The company aims to broaden its customer base beyond demand for piston-engine planes, considered the
The company sold about the same number of airplanes in 2012 and 2011, completing about 253 aircraft shipments in 2012.
4515 Taylor Cir
Hermantown, MN 55811-1548
Phone: 1 (218) 727-2737
Employer Type: Privately Owned
Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing: Ben Kowalski
Vice President: Todd Simmons
Chief Test Pilot: Mike Stevens
Employees (This Location): 600
Employees (All Locations): 800