Cirrus Design (Duluth, Minn.) unveiled the CIRRUS SRS in 2007, adding yet another dimension to its very popular line of SR aircraft. On Jan. 17 at the Sport-Aviation Expo in Sebring, Fla., Cirrus announced the company is taking orders for the sporty SRS. The $5,000 deposits will be taken during Sport-Aviation Expo and via the Cirrus website, www.cirrusdesign.com
Dale Klapmeier, vice chairman and co-founder of Cirrus stated, "The response to the SRS has been simply amazing. EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh confirmed for us that the SRS has its own place in the Cirrus line and we are pleased to begin offering people the opportunity to place an order for the SRS.â€
The philosophy behind the SRS is based on the sheer fun of flying in an airplane that incorporates the very best of CIRRUS' ideology in airplane engineering. "With aircraft like the SRS, the industry has a wonderful opportunity to open aviation to a whole new segment of people. We need to grow this industry,"Klapmeier added.
To date, Cirrus has received overwhelming interest domestically and internationally. Vice president of sales, John Gauch, commented, "This is a wonderful aircraft that delivers customers a fun, safe airplane. We are pleased to begin offering customers the opportunity to begin the purchasing process.â€
The CIRRUS SRS, as with all Cirrus aircraft, will come standard equipped with the much-applauded CIRRUS Airframe Parachute System. Cirrus aircraft are composites-intensive. Look for SRS deliveries to begin in 2009.