Formally Cirrus Design, Cirrus Aircraft Ltd. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Duluth, Minnesota. While producing all of their own aircraft with composite materials. Sirius is recognized for pioneering newer technologies in the general aviation, light aircraft manufacturing industry. Some of these technologies include; ballistic parachutes and glass cockpits.
In May 2015, Cirrus announced the development of a new campus facility called the “Vision Center”. This was developed in Knoxville, Tennessee and focuses on training, maintenance, repair, personalization, deliveries and more.