From http://www.aero-news.net today:
Cirrus Design Corporation announced today the delivery of a SR20 aircraft to Tim Harpell of Toronto, Canada. This is the first Cirrus aircraft that was manufactured to meet the regulations of the recently-adopted Canada Transport Type Certificate. The SR20 is Cirrus’ entry-level aircraft, offering 160 kt cruise speed with its 200 hp engine.
Harpell is a true fan of the SR20. As he continued to wait for delivery of his aircraft, he investigated the possibility of purchasing a different plane. After considerable research, he determined that with its performance, comfort, safety and price, the SR20 met his criteria perfectly. While awaiting delivery, Transport Canada and the FAA-ACO-Chicago completed the certification process, and Harpell was able to start the paperwork to register his Cirrus aircraft in Canada.
Also, Cirrus reported that a SR20 aircraft, built to Australia’s type certificate, departed for Australia this week. It is the first Cirrus aircraft built to meet Australian regulations shipped directly from the factory.
“To date, Cirrus aircraft have been built to FAA standards, then shipped to other countries” said Alan Klapmeier, Cirrus Design President and CEO. “These deliveries are just the beginning of our efforts to product aircraft to national specifications worldwide.”
Congratulations to Tim and to Cirrus!