Cirrus is fighting for its reputation

  • Article by: SUSAN FEYDER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 19, 2010 - 9:28 PM

Cirrus Design Corp. of Duluth went to court to stop a supplier from spreading what Cirrus called false rumors that it was being forced into bankruptcy.

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SupervonMar. 19, 1010:09 PM

the two things that send most of our business out of this country.

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ncmtnfanMar. 19, 1010:59 PM

And lawyers and government had just what to do with rumor-spreading?

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ThornfootMar. 19, 1011:32 PM

I hope Cirrus gets enough from L-3 in the lawsuit or settlement to cover all its costs in the near future. good luck Cirrus.

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pilotdlhstarMar. 20, 1012:57 AM

Cirrus is panicking. They are making stuff up because they got sued by L-3. L-3 sued Cirrus last year for $21.7 million because the new CEO reneged on a contract to buy a bunch of L-3 avionics.

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gerbilatorMar. 20, 10 7:48 AM

None of that is true. ANd why is it not true you ask? Because it didn't happen? Not at all, all that did happen, but what you're saying still isn't true because L-3 is from Michigan while Cirrus is from Minnesota. And if you're not careful talking bad about Cirrus, they'll send all their jobs to China.

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sparky5006Mar. 20, 10 9:09 AM

SAVE some lives!

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bkind37Mar. 20, 1010:03 AM

for ALL companies. Sounds like Cirrus can't admit that it could be possibly be affecting them too.

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halfabubbleMar. 20, 1010:28 AM

First of all, the current Cirrus Executive team has been fairly stable for the past several years, at least since 2002 if not well before then. So the "new CEO" was the CFO before and would have been FULLY aware of the finances and deals before he became CEO. Next, Cirrus will not be moving it's manufacturing to China, they would have to go though all of the regulatory hurdles in numerous countries to get any new plant certified there, might as well start from scratch. As well, their supplier base is primarily here in the U.S. For Example, their engines come from Teledyne Continental Motors in Alabama. What L-3 can't do is spread rumors that Cirrus is in financial dire straights, attempting to interfere with another company's operations like that can get L-3 in some deep water.

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ridgegirl21Mar. 20, 1011:38 AM

Cirrus claimed to be doing just fine a year ago and then they laid off a whole bunch of people. They then called some of them back for a whole 6 months before terminating them. They claim to be doing better, but drive by the company in Duluth sometime - there are so many planes outside that haven't been painted yet. Why not? Because they don't get colored paint until they have been purchased. Ask to see cold storage. A full warehouse of planes that haven't been sold. They need to stop lying to themselves and the people of Duluth that they are a stable company!

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oneoldgopherMar. 20, 10 2:02 PM

Why comment on a story when you do not know the facts. Why support the claims of either side in a public forum when doing so can be considered slander. Free speech does not include slander. In case some people do not realize it, those planes sitting on the ground are valuable and selling just a few of them covers a lot of ground financially.

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