Cirrus puts $1 million into new robotic equipment



By Peter Passi, Duluth News Tribune

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.

The investment in Duluth comes on the heels of a comparable capital expenditure in Grand Forks, N.D., where the company installed an autoclave earlier this month to produce carbon fiber components for the jet.

“We build cool airplanes, and we build them in a modern way, on the cutting edge,” said Todd Simmons, Cirrus’ executive vice president of sales, marketing and customer support.”

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