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Cirrus Aircraft sees encouraging signs

Cirrus Aircraft is seeing some encouraging signs in sales activities and interest from sales prospects both in the U.S. and around the world, the Duluth, Minn.-based planemaker said recently.

Cirrus is increasing its production rate to six airplanes a week, it told employees. That follows six  months of significantly reduced production rates that averaged three to four per week.

“Clearly, this is an upward move and is indicative of a stronger bias toward growth in aircraft orders,” the company said.

So far, however, it won’t translate into increases in its work force.

Cirrus builds the SR 20 and SR 22 single-engine aircraft.

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