Cirrus Jet might appear at Oshkosh

 - July 7, 2008, 9:44 AM

Cirrus chairman and CEO Alan Klapmeier says he would like to have the company’s new single-engine (and yet-to-be-named) jet appear at this year’s EAA AirVenture show in Oshkosh, Wis., late this month, but he wouldn’t predict when the first flight will take place. Cirrus has placed an Aero Vodochody L-39 jet trainer into service as a chase plane for the flight, which will occur at Cirrus’s headquarters in Duluth, Minn. “We’re not pushing them to do anything before they’re ready,” a Cirrus spokeswoman said. “We don’t want to make the team feel rushed, and we’re letting them make sure it’s safe.” Cirrus holds orders for 468 of the $1 million jets, each secured by a $100,000 deposit.