Filed under: Wings
It's nice to see a little good news in the aviation sector. Cirrus Design has announced the restart of its assembly lines, putting most of the employees that were laid off a month ago back to work today. The company will still be producing light sport aircraft at a reduced rate, about eight planes a week, to keep pace with current demand. Some of the several hundred workers laid off last fall may also be called back in as production increases. Suppliers of the various components in Cirrus planes are also rejoicing in the good news. Northstar Aerospace, a manufacturer of Cirrus components plans to restore 20 percent of its work force now and may ramp that up to 30 or 40 percent over the next couple months. Eclipse Aviation ,which is still restructuring after filing Chapter 11 may also resume production in February.