Founded 1984 by Klapmeier brothers. Previously engaged in production of kits, (ST-50 and VK-30), Cirrus is concentrating on fully certified factory-built aircraft.
Current products are SR20 and SR22. Cirrus purchased 20 per cent of parachute systems company BRS in September 1999. Workforce was 800 in May 2003, based at Duluth and Hibbing, Minnesota, and Grand Forks, North Dakota. In August 2001, Crescent Capital acquired 58 per cent share in Cirrus for US$100 million. The 1,000th SR series aircraft, an SR22, was delivered in August 2003. Production rate was two per working day in August 2002, scheduled to rise to three per working day in 2003.

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