Cirrus Aircraft is expanding with the opening of a Cirrus Flight Training facility located at Scottsdale airport in Arizona, as well as two new satellite Innovation Centers in Chandler, Arizona and McKinney, Texas.
Cirrus conducted a nationwide search to identify the most ideal locations for its newest facilities, landing on Arizona and Texas due to the states' proximity to Cirrus customers and skilled talent pools.
The Scottsdale facility will provide customers with a convenient location to receive personalised flight training and full-service aircraft management. The facility is scheduled to commence operation in October 2021.
“The expansion of Cirrus Flight Training in Arizona continues our mission of providing world-class training through both our company-owned facilities and partner network around the world,” says Cirrus CEO Zean Nielsen. “We are excited to begin offering this premium flight training service in Scottsdale that builds on our Cirrus Services initiative to redefine personal aviation through a world-class customer service experience.”
The Chandler Innovation Center provides avionics, electrical and software engineering services, while the McKinney Innovation Center supports all engineering disciplines. Both facilities are in operation now and support the product development team responsible for advancing new technologies and designs for innovative product introductions. Both locations have plans for official ribbon-cutting ceremonies in November 2021.
“The Chandler and McKinney Innovation Centers add significant capabilities and further extend our capacity to fuel our ambitious product innovation plans,” adds Pat Waddick, president, innovation and operations. “Additionally, our expansion efforts not only attract new talent to Cirrus Aircraft in great locations, but generate jobs and economic growth within the local markets.”
As part of the geographical expansion, Cirrus is continuing its recruiting campaign across all its locations including Duluth, Minnesota; Grand Forks, North Dakota; Knoxville, Tennessee; McKinney, Texas; Chandler and Scottsdale, Arizona.