2 Brief History of Cirrus Cirrus founded in 1984Began development of the VK-30 in 1988Began development of ST50 in 19921996 – First SR20 flight - Prototype1st SR20 delivered in 19991st SR22 delivered in 2001Production reaches 2/day in 2002Production reaches 12/week in 2004Production reaches 16/week in 2006Cirrus Vision “SF50” introduced June 20071984 – Cirrus Design Corporation was founded by two brothers, Alan & Dale Klapmeier.Alan and Dale started in their family barn in Baraboo, Wisconsin.VK-30: Development of their first aircraft (This was a kit plane that people could buy and build themselves)ST50: Developed for an Israeli company. Was a turbo prop (turbine engine driving a propeller) (Israviation ran out of money. ST50 never made production)MovesHad planned to go to Grand Forks, North DakotaAviation industry had a history of failure – Grand Forks was nervous.Gary Doty (former Mayor, Duluth) – “If Grand Forks falls through, I want you in Duluth!”Moved to Duluth - Started Research & Development (R&D) for the SR series1999 – First SR20 delivery – Walt Connely, White Bear Lake, Minnesota.
3 VK30 Kit plane 4-Passenger ST50 Designed for Israviation 5-PassengerModelsVK30 - Baraboo, kit plane (buy and build yourself)4 passengerVery futuristic for it’s timeST50 – Duluth, meant for productionDesign and execution by Cirrus Design under contract for Israeli Air IndustriesFive passenger (business class aircraft – huge/wide!)Turbo-prop (jet engine turning a propeller)IsraviationPaid us to design/test fly/prove the aircraftWe then took it apart, put it in a crate & shipped it to IsraelIsraviation never certified it – as they underestimated their costs & ran out of moneyWe eventually bought the design back
8 Worldwide Service and Support 192 Service Centers Worldwide145 Domestic - 47 International
9 Foreign Certification – Allows Cirrus to export to these countries Argentina - Australia - Austria - Bangladesh - Belgium - Brazil - Bulgaria - Canada - Chile - China Columbia - Croatia - Cyprus - Czech Republic - Denmark - Estonia - Finland - France - Germany Greece - Guatemala - Hungary - Iceland - India - Indonesia - Ireland - Israel - Italy – Japan Korea - Latvia - Liechtenstein - Lithuania - Luxemburg - Malawi - Malaysia - Malta - Mexico Morocco - Namibia - New Zealand - Norway - Panama - Philippines - Poland - Portugal Romania - Russia - S. Africa - San Marino - Singapore - Slovak Republic - Slovenia - Spain Sweden - Switzerland - Taiwan - Thailand - Netherlands - Tunisia - Turkey - UAE - United Kingdom - Venezuela
10 International Shipping Process Reassembly centers in China and AustraliaContainerized shipping is used to deliver aircraft overseas.Aircraft is certified here in Duluth, then disassembled and loaded into a shipping container.Aircraft are then reassembled and tested at one of three reassembly centers (England, Australia, or china) with plans to expand to more reassembly centers.
11 Cirrus Employment Opportunities Currently hiring for jet manufacturingSummer Internships – apply on-lineAbout 20% of prior interns got F.T. offersCirrus has UMD grads in Engineering, Accounting, H.R. Quality Assurance, Marketing, I.T., Sales, etc.About 20% of past hires were new gradsSome International Job Opportunities tooUnique Benefit = Cirrus Flying ClubFor your safety & the quality of our product