Cirrus: SR22 Is World's 'Best Selling Aircraft for Five
With five straight years
of record-breaking deliveries and sales, Cirrus Design Corporation
has reported their best-ever delivery results, and continue to hold
the accolade of being the manufacturer of the worlds No.-1 selling
For 2006, Cirrus reported total year-end deliveries of 721
deliveries, up 20% over last year's record breaking deliveries.
According to sales figures from the General Aviation Manufacturers
Association (GAMA), Cirrus also ended the year with all-time-record
sales of 760 aircraft.
"It's a great achievement to be number one for the fifth year,
but that's not our key driving factor," said John M. Bingham,
Cirrus Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "Our
continued success is due to the dedication of our domestic and
international teams to deliver the ultimate aircraft while
providing the ultimate customer experience. It's all about
our employees, our partners, our suppliers, the loyalty of our
customers, and the commitment of our international sales centers to
provide an exceptional owner experience."
"Cirrus has continued to make great strides in opening new
international markets; in fact 25 % of our deliveries were to these
markets. We're seeing unprecedented demand for airplanes that are
innovative, technologically-advanced, comfortable and safe - all of
the qualities that made Cirrus a leader in the domestic market."
Bingham said. The Brazilian market was the largest individual
export market for Cirrus.
Additionally according to the GAMA figures, the Cirrus SR22
flagship airplane retains its crown as the world's best selling
airplane in the single engine class.
With record-breaking new aircraft deliveries and sales, Cirrus
introduced many new programs including Cirrus Certified, a
pre-owned factory certified program in July of 2006 resulting in
over 30 pre-owned aircraft sales in last few months of the
"We're pleased with our continued record sales, and we believe
that Cirrus' innovation and technology has helped to lead the
entire piston market with an overall total of deliveries of 721,"
added Bingham. The guiding principle of Cirrus is to focus on all
the benefits of personal transportation aircraft, and the
tremendous value to our customers, and that together the industry
is destined for growth."