Cirrus Aircraft Expands Offerings for International Customers
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Cirrus Aircraft Expands Offerings for International Customers

August 17, 2020

Duluth, Minn. & Knoxville, Tenn. (17 August 2020) – Cirrus Aircraft today announced expanded services for international owners of Cirrus aircraft to further enhance the customer experience, including the availability of international finance options through Cirrus Finance™ and the launch of an EASA-approved Vision Jet™ Training program in Europe.

Cirrus Finance Expands Internationally

Renowned in the industry for competitive rates and excellent service, Cirrus Finance provides future owners of Cirrus aircraft with an easy, hassle-free third-party lending experience that includes preferred rates, terms and conditions only available through Cirrus Aircraft. And now, through the launch of Cirrus Global Finance, customers outside of North America have access to the uniquely convenient options Cirrus Finance offers to make the cost of owning a Cirrus aircraft more attainable than ever.

“The expansion of Cirrus Global Finance offers our international customers unparalleled access to The Cirrus Life™,” said Zean Nielsen, Chief Executive Officer at Cirrus Aircraft. “It brings an additional level of convenience and predictability as future owners seek out alternative ways to travel, with the added assurance of safety and security afforded by personal aviation.”

Cirrus Global Finance is available to international customers in over 170 countries across the world through AirFinance, with support from the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM). This new partnership expands convenient ownership options for customers around the world. Learn more at www.cirrusaircraft.com/cirrus-finance.

Vision Jet Type Rating Available in Europe

Following tremendous growth of the Vision Jet, including becoming the world’s best-selling jet in general aviation earlier this year and delivering the 200th Vision Jet last month, Cirrus Aircraft recently announced the addition of Vision Jet Type Rating training in Europe through an exclusive partnership with Aero Poznan, located in Poznan, Poland. Aero Poznan’s program includes the ability to train in a Vision Jet simulator – the only simulator in the world outside of Cirrus Aircraft’s flagship Vision Center campus in Tennessee.

Designed to fulfill the requirements of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the training program at Aero Poznan provides the same world-class flight training experience as Vision Jet pilots and owners receive at Cirrus Aircraft’s Vision Center in Knoxville, Tennessee, in a convenient location for international customers located in Europe. This expanded offering of Vision Jet flight training is an important milestone of the overall Vision Jet Program and signifies a critical step in further expansion as Vision Jet Type Ratings now surpass 400 worldwide and continue to grow.

“Aero Poznan has grown into a premier flight training solution, with expert learning specialists, compelling technology and a world-class customer experience,” said Zean Nielsen, Chief Executive Officer at Cirrus Aircraft. “This additional training program has been years in the making and is an important step as we continue to elevate convenience and accessibility for our international pilots and owners.”

The new Vision Jet training program at Aero Poznan includes the ability to earn EASA Vision Jet Type Ratings, as well as complete recurrent training. Additionally, an Introduction to the Vision Jet course is also offered to prepare position holders for the type rating syllabus in advance. Learn more at http://poznan.aero/ato/training-vision-jet.php.

About Cirrus Aircraft

Cirrus Aircraft is the recognized global leader in personal aviation and the maker of the best-selling SR Series piston aircraft and the Vision Jet, the world’s first single-engine Personal Jet, as well as the recipient of the Robert J. Collier Trophy. Founded in 1984, the company has redefined performance, comfort and safety in aviation with innovations like the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System® (CAPS®) – the first FAA-certified whole-airframe parachute safety system included as standard equipment on an aircraft. To date, worldwide flight time on Cirrus aircraft has passed 11 million hours and 193 people have returned home safely to their families as a result of the inclusion of CAPS as a standard feature on all Cirrus aircraft. The company has four locations in the United States, located in Duluth, Minnesota; Grand Forks, North Dakota; Knoxville, Tennessee and McKinney, Texas. Find out more at www.cirrusaircraft.com.