Friday, 21 August 2009

Klapmeier clears desk

US aviation news service ANN is reporting that Alan Klapmeier, Cirrus Design co-founder, has cleared his desk at the company's Duluth, Minnesota offices.

Klapmeier founded Cirrus Design (now Cirrus Aircraft) with his brother Dale, who still works for Cirrus, twenty years ago.

Over the past twenty years, he has built a reputation for passionately promoting GA as a business tool, and for his efforts to promote aviation to a non-pilot audience.

He recently put together a team to buy the Vision SF50 jet programme from Cirrus, but negotiations broke down during Oshkosh. It's not yet known when or where he'll reappear in the aviation world, but there's little doubt that he'll be back.

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