Cirrus Aircraft Manufacturing Facility in Duluth is a Minnesota Success Story

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Wayzata Lakes Realty: Eric Kodner Sells Twin Cities Homes

Duluth, Minnesota is the home of Cirrus Design, a corporation that manufactures the popular Cirrus SR Series of private aviation aircraft.

Cirrus Design logo

The Cirrus aircraft is best known for its CAPS (Cirrus Aircraft Parachute System), which is a ballistic parachute system that is capable of returning the aircraft safely to the ground in an emergency situation.  Cirrus pioneered the system in the mid-1980s.

In addition to its unique parachute system, Cirrus aircraft offer other innovative features not found elsewhere.  The Cirrus uses no retractable landing gear system, unlike other similar aircraft.  Retractable landing gear failures are common and the Cirrus has eliminated that problem.  Cirrus aircraft are all electric and no vacuum systems are employed.

Cirrus has recently released its new private jet aircraft, with a futuristic design and remarkably comfortable cockpit that many private pilots agree is perhaps the best available today.  The company has received around four hundred orders for the new jet, which is priced at just under one million dollars per aircraft. 

 [Take a look at the Cirrus jet website and you'll be hooked!  It only takes $100,000 to reserve one of these..]

The presence of Cirrus Design in Duluth has been a boon to the city and to Saint Louis County.  The company employs around 900 workers in the Duluth area and plans to expand, adding one hundred jobs by 2011 and another hundred by 2014.  The company also employs about 375 workers in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Cirrus is currently the second largest manufacturer of single-engine, general aviation aircraft in the world, behind Cessna.



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Charles McDonald
Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
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I have never even heard of this before. That is so cool, what took them so long :-)

May 20, 2008 10:17 AM #1
Eric Kodner
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Charles -- Take a look at the Cirrus website and the separate one dealing with their private jet..very cool!

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