Launching by August, the new Cirrus Services facility at the McKinney National Airport (KTKI, 30 miles northeast of downtown Dallas) will by early 2020 morph into an entirely new facility that will include “flight training, maintenance and aircraft management.” The McKinney facility follows the 2016 launch of the lifestyle/sales/training Cirrus Vision Center in Knoxville, Tennessee.
“Cirrus Services continues to transform the way we deliver factory-direct service and support,” said Todd Simmons, president of customer experience at Cirrus Aircraft. “We recognize the importance of developing a world-class, comprehensive owner and operating experience, and our new location in McKinney, Texas, is the latest step in providing factory-direct support to our customers in the south-central area of the United States.”
According to the company, the Dallas metroplex is an ideal location based on the cluster of Cirrus aircraft based in the region. Cirrus also says that “McKinney National Airport offers optimal accessibility in a business-friendly environment.” “Our goal is to expand the premium experience our customers expect from our flagship Vision Center Campus in Knoxville, and we have found that opportunity at McKinney National Airport,” said Ravi Dharnidharka, senior vice president of Cirrus services at Cirrus Aircraft. Some 30 jobs will come with the new facility.