Cirrus Aircraft Hires Gabriel Maestracci as Regional Director of Latin America

DULUTH, Minn., (July 23, 2012) – Cirrus Aircraft today announced the hiring of Gabriel Maestracci to the position of Regional Director, Latin America. The new position is part of Cirrus Aircraft’s continuing commitment to international growth and expansion. Prior to his promotion, Maestracci managed an International Sales Center for Cirrus in Venezuela and Colombia.

In his new role, Maestracci will be responsible for overseeing sales and service center partners in Latin American and Mexico as well as developing training centers for Cirrus Aircraft.

“His experience makes him an ideal fit for this new role,” said Todd Simmons, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing. “Gabriel has already developed an excellent rapport with our Latin American sales partners as well as our customers. He’s proven his ability to relate directly with Cirrus owners and pilots and he shares our passion for aviation.”

Maestracci will be based in Florida.

Known for incorporating luxury automotive ergonomics, pilot-friendly avionics and advanced safety features into its high performance airplanes, Cirrus pioneered the use of the FAA-certified Cirrus Airframe Parachute System™ that is standard equipment on all Cirrus aircraft. For 10 years in a row, the Cirrus SR22 family of aircraft has been the best-selling four-place airplane in the world.

About Cirrus Aircraft

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 Perspective™ by Garmin® avionics and the unique Cirrus Airframe Parachute System™ (CAPS). To date, total time on the worldwide Cirrus Aircraft SR-series fleet surpassed five million flight hours with 51 lives saved as a direct result of CAPS being a standard safety feature on all Cirrus aircraft. The Cirrus Vision SF50 jet, with nearly 500 production positions reserved, will provide a new personal and regional business transportation solution: the personal jet. All Cirrus aircraft are made in the U.S. with a direct sales force in North America and authorized sales centers covering export markets in 60 countries around the world. Cirrus Aircraft is wholly owned by China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Co., Ltd (CAIGA). For additional information on Cirrus and its products please visit