Cirrus Aircraft said that new aircraft shipments in 2015 exceeded 300 for the second year in a row as the Cirrus SR22 maintained its position as the best-selling airplane in its segment for the thirteenth consecutive year. New unit deliveries for 2015 totaled 301 while the global Cirrus fleet surpassed 6,200 total SR aircraft and amassed over seven million flight hours. In addition to new SR series deliveries, the revolutionary VisionÂ® Jet program continued progress toward first customer deliveries in 2016.
The Vision Jet program progress continues on systems testing and integration of the Cirrus Airframe Parachute SystemÂ® (CAPSÂ®). In May 2015, Cirrus announced expansion plans that included creating a new Customer Experience center in Knoxville, Tennessee called the Vision Center.
For 2016, Cirrus incorporated new colors, unique exterior designs, premium interior materials, as well as industry-leading convenience and safety features to embrace each owner´s individual style into the SR series. Emirates Airline and St. Louis University´s Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology both selected Cirrus Aircraft to provide technologically advanced aircraft for their flight training fleets in 2015. Cirrus Aircraft is a recognized leader in general aviation. Its all-composite line of personal aircraft – the SR20, SR22 and the turbocharged SR22T – incorporate innovative and advanced performance, electronic and safety technologies, including Cirrus Perspectiveâ„¢ by GarminÂ® avionics and the unique Cirrus Airframe Parachute SystemÂ® (CAPSÂ®).