Cirrus Aircraft is poised to open a new service centre at McKinney National airport in Texas, as it prepares to ramp up production of its Vision Jet single-engined business aircraft.

The new facility will begin offering factory service operations in August and will expand in late 2020 to include a new, dedicated Cirrus Aircraft flight training, maintenance and aircraft management centre.

Cirrus chose McKinney as the location for its first factory-direct satellite service centre outside Knoxville, Tennessee after conducting "nationwide search". In addition to a "heavy concentration" of Cirrus customers in the region, the company says McKinney offers "optimal accessibility in a business-friendly environment".

"We recognise the importance of developing a world-class, comprehensive owner and operating experience, and our new location in McKinney, Texas is the latest step in providing factory-direct support to our customers in the south-central area of the USA", says Cirrus Aircraft president customer experience Todd Simmons.

The Cirrus Services facility will bring 30 jobs to the McKinney region, and the company says it is "actively recruiting for a number of positions".

Cirrus is promoting its new services division, which it announced late last year, as its Vision Jet fleet grows. Production of the Vision Jet will increase to 80 units this year and 100 in 2020. The company delivered 63 Vision Jets in 2018.

Cirrus will have a Vision Jet on static display during EBACE.

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Source: Flight Daily News