Cirrus Continues To Lead


Cirrus was once again at the head of the pack and, as with virtually all of its competitors, it’s moving more high-priced models than economy versions of its aircraft. Cirrus shipped 124 of its top-of-the-line SR22 aircraft compared to just 35 of its (relatively speaking) more plain SR20. The company didn’t ship any of its bottom-of-the-line SRV models. Cessna shipped more four-place aircraft in total than Cirrus (169) but shipments were divided into four models. The 172S was the most popular with 53 shipments while the 172 was a close second at 51. Turbo 182s out-shipped the normally aspirated version 37-28. Columbia shipped 46 of its speedy 400 models but none of the 350. And while Diamond’s DA40 continues to lead its shipments (46), the twin-diesel DA42 showed strongly with 27 deliveries. On the bizjet side, Cessna shipped 66 aircraft while Gulfstream shipped 25 (worth $926 million) and Raytheon 22. Dassault shipped nine Falcon Jets.