Cirrus Reports Another Record Year

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Cirrus Design on Monday announced that it delivered 721 airplanes last year, a 20-percent jump compared with the previous year. This total includes 565 copies of the SR22, making that model the best-selling single-engine airplane in the world. The world beyond North America seems to be ready for more GA airplanes, and Cirrus has been making the most of that growth potential. "Cirrus has continued to make great strides in opening new international markets; in fact 25 percent of our deliveries were to these markets," said Cirrus spokesman John Bingham. Cirrus also started a new Cirrus Certified program last year, which factory-certifies used airplanes for resale. That program sold 30 airplanes in the last few months of the year. Last year was the fifth year in a row of steady growth for the Duluth, Minn.-based company.