Duluth, MN and Knoxville, TN (6 May 2015) – In a special ceremony today at McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville, Tennessee, Cirrus Aircraft Co-Founder and CEO Dale Klapmeier joined Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam in announcing the expansion of Cirrus Aircraft to Knoxville with its new Cirrus Customer Experience Center, called the ‘Vision Center.’ The Vision Center will become the flagship location for all Cirrus Aircraft pilot, owner and customer activities including sales, delivery, training,
maintenance, support, personalisation, fixed base operations and more. Customer activities at the new Vision Center will encompass all Cirrus Aircraft airplanes, products and services including the Vision SF50 single-engine personal jet, scheduled for certification in late 2015.
The Vision Center will be the location for factory direct type rating training for the Vision SF50. A key component of the innovative personal jet training curriculum at the Vision Center is a Level D, full motion flight simulator currently under development at CAE, the world’s premier simulator and flight training device provider. This full flight simulator, along with several other fixed training devices, will be the cornerstone of Vision SF50 type rating and annual recurrent training. Other key Vision Center
partners will be announced closer to facility completion, currently slated for mid 2016.
In addition to factory direct training, the Vision Center will allow customers to experience the Cirrus Aircraft brand in multiple ways. A factory service center will provide support for the new Vision SF50 and more than 6,000 SR-series aircraft currently in the field. A design center will allow customers to personalize both new and current Cirrus aircraft, providing individualization opportunities fueled by imagination. These are a few of the many features at the Vision Center for pilots, owners and
enthusiasts to experience ‘The Cirrus Life.’