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Aviation company opening center in Chandler

November 13th, 2021 development
Aviation company opening center in Chandler

Santan Sun News Staff

A national aviation company has announced a new training facility for Scottsdale Airpark with a satellite at Chandler Airport that will provide various services.

Cirrus Aircraft said it will open a Cirrus Aircraft Innovation Center at Chandler Airport to provide avionics, electrical and software engineering services.

“Cirrus Aircraft conducted a nationwide search to identify the most ideal locations for its newest facilities, ultimately landing in Arizona and Texas due to their proximity to Cirrus Aircraft customers and skilled talent pools,” the school said in a release.

The Chandler facility, and the McKinney, Texas, center will support the product development team responsible for advancing new technologies and designs for innovative products.

“The Chandler and McKinney Innovation Centers add significant capabilities and further extend our capacity to fuel our ambitious product innovation plans,” said Pat Waddick, president of innovation and operations at Cirrus Aircraft.

“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.”

The Scottsdale facility will provide customers with a personalized flight training and full-service aircraft management.

“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,” said 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.”

Cirrus Aircraft is a leader in personal aviation and the maker of the SR Series piston aircraft and the Vision JetM, the world’s first single-engine personal jet and recipient of the Robert J. Collier Trophy for a significant achievement in aeronautics.

Founded in 1984, the company also made 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 13 million hours and “212 people have returned home safely to their families as a result of the inclusion” of that parachute system as a standard feature on all its aircraft.

The company is recruiting employees at cirrusaircraft.com/careers. For information on training programs: flighttraining@cirrusaircraft.com.