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Cirrus increases production rateCirrus increases production rate

Cirrus Design will ramp up production over the next several weeks to eight aircraft a week and call back 50 workers, thanks to growth in new aircraft orders over the past four months, the company has announced.

The used aircraft division, Cirrus Certified, is also seeing increased sales activity, with used aircraft inventory levels “…showing increasing signs of stabilization,” according to a company press release.

“We are extremely pleased with continuing stronger sales trends that began in the first quarter,” said Pat Waddick, executive vice president of operations. “Unlike the recent change to six aircraft per week, today’s change to eight per week will take somewhat longer to implement because of required staffing increases and the commensurate impact on vendor lead times. We recognize the good news this represents to many furloughed members of the Cirrus family and we are moving as quickly as possible to determine the needed skill sets and to call those folks back to work.”

Brent Wouters, president and CEO, said much hard work remains this year and next to meet the challenges of a weakened economy. The company will continue to make adjustments as necessary to meet those challenges.

Alton Marsh

Alton K. Marsh

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Alton K. Marsh is a former senior editor of AOPA Pilot and is now a freelance journalist specializing in aviation topics.

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