The JumpStart opportunity for Cirrus training partners is made possible by significant commitments from seven important suppliers. “Cirrus Aircraft is very innovative in its thinking about how to reach a broader audience of new pilots and potential aircraft owners,” says Carl Wolf, Vice President, Aviation Sales and Marketing at Garmin International. “The JumpStart Program is the latest example and in this case gives us all the opportunity to grow our businesses through partnership in the JumpStart program.”
Simmons emphasized the importance of working with supplier partners who mirror the company’s vision for enhancing the general aviation experience through the highest quality training approach. “We are all focused on growth and continually looking for ways that we can increase new pilot engagement,” he said. “Recognizing these larger goals with our suppliers is a critical aspect of the JumpStart program. We are putting our collective resources to work to drive real outcomes here.”
The complete list of Cirrus Aircraft JumpStart supplier partners involved in development program are:
• Garmin® – Avionics
• Continental Motors® –200 HP engine
• Hartzell – Propeller and governor
• BRS Aerospace™ – CAPS Parachute canopy
• Enviro Systems™ – Environmental control systems
• Fastenal® – Aerospace hardware and supplies
• TenCate – Advanced composite materials
To learn more about the 2014 JumpStart Program, Cirrus suppliers and Cirrus training centers, visit cirrusaircraft.com.
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 85 lives saved as a direct result of CAPS being a standard safety feature on all Cirrus aircraft. The Cirrus Vision SF50 jet, with over 550 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 cirrusaircraft.com.
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