Duluth, Minn., (June 12, 2008) CIRRUS Design Corp., a leading manufacturer of personal aircraft, announced today the opening of CIRRUS Greece, the first CIRRUS sales center in the country.
“The accelerating economy in Greece, great weather conditions and numerous island destinations provide an ideal environment for CIRRUS’ expansion in this market” said Managing Director of CIRRUS International, John M. Bingham. “CIRRUS Greece will provide personal transportation solutions and expand the utility of general aviation into the region by showcasing only the highest quality aircraft in the country.”
The sales center will be based in Athens and CIRRUS aircraft will soon be available for product demonstrations along with a staff of trained CIRRUS sales representatives who will provide the Cirrus transition training. Initially, neighboring approved CIRRUS service centers will provide maintenance for customers and the CIRRUS Greece facility until a local service center is established in the very near future.
“As the designated CIRRUS Design Sales and service provider for the region, our main goal at CIRRUS Greece will be to drive the sales growth and market representation of the CIRRUS product line and inspire the development and improvement of the Greek general aviation market,” said Roberto Alchanatis, Managing director of CIRRUS Greece. “With CIRRUS’ excellent quality aircraft and an offering of innovative ownership structures, we hope to make general aviation more accessible and affordable to Greek pilots.”
To kick off the introduction of this new International Sales Center, CIRRUS Greece will participate in ICARUS 2008, the general aviation exhibition of Southern Europe, which will be held in Athens on June 13-15, 2008. Demonstration flights will be offered and CIRRUS sales representatives will be available to meet and greet potential and existing customers at the event.
CIRRUS International, part of CIRRUS Design, will continue its rapid expansion of International Sales Centers such as CIRRUS Greece around the world over the coming months of 2008 and beyond.
CIRRUS is a recognized global leader in the manufacturing of personal aviation aircraft that provide unprecedented levels of performance, quality and safety. Their popular SR20 and SR22 composite airplanes incorporate innovative advanced technologies into their design, including the unique CIRRUS Airframe Parachute System (CAPS™). CIRRUS has a direct sales force in North America with sales centers across South America, Europe, China, Australasia, South Africa, Mexico, and the Caribbean. For additional information on CIRRUS and its products please visit: www.CIRRUSdesign.com.