THE FLENSBURGER FILES Flensburg Files News Flyer- 17 September 2011
Some wild and unexpected events have occurred in the past couple days will raise your eyebrows as the Flensburg Files presents you with its batch of News Flyers. While some are not surprising as the e... Posted on 9/16/11 at 11:29 PM
Cirrus Aircraft announced Monday that it has invested about $1 million in a new piece of robotic equipment at its Duluth production facility that will be used to help produce its new personal jet, the Vision SF50.
Pilot Jeff Ippoliti suspects April 10, 2004, would have been his final day on the planet if it weren’t for CAPS, the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System that returned him to the ground unscathed after a frightful flight.
A single-engine, fixed-wing airplane crashed on northwest Lake Latoka in Alexandria shortly after 10:30 a.m. Friday. No serious injuries were reported, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.
Cirrus Aircraft says it has the funding to bring production of its light jets to Duluth and Grand Forks. Cirrus says its new owner, China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Co., will make a major investment to significantly increase the momentum of its Vision jet production.
Elaine McGlaughlin described Saturday as “one of the most exhilarating days of my life.” It was because she had just dodged death. Hours earlier, she and her father, Richard, had splashed down into the ocean near the Bahamas after deploying the parachute on their Cirrus SR22 single-engine prop plane. They had no other choice.
Plane maker sells 25 planes to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs
The academy will receive 25 customized SR20 aircraft, designated as T-53A trainers, for $6.1 million, to replace a leased trainer fleet of Diamond Aircraft DA-40s. Two were delivered in June, with the rest of the order to be filled in the coming year.
Aircraft production facilities to remain in Grand Forks, Duluth
China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Co. Ltd. has finalized its previously-announced acquisition of all operations of Cirrus Aircraft, a leading general aviation aircraft maker. The closing of the sale was announced in a joint news release from the two companies.
The wife of a New York Yankees pitcher who died when his small plane crashed into an apartment building in 2006 has testified their son keeps his dad’s uniform hanging in his bedroom and talks about him every day.
A lawyer for the manufacturer of the small plane that New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle and a flight instructor were piloting when they crashed into a Manhattan apartment building in 2006 told a jury Wednesday that the victims, not the company, were to blame for their deaths.
"While a learning curve is understandable as this political newcomer settles in, Republican U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack has displayed a disappointing lack of judgment by meddling in the business affairs of Duluth's Cirrus Aircraft," a Star Tribune editorial reads. Cirrus also has a facility in Grand Forks.
Star Tribune (Minneapolis) / MCT
, March 30, 2011
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