3rd Qtr. GAMA Stats - Cirrus # 2 and Gaining!

The third Quarter GAMA statistics have been posted. Cirrus Design remains # 2, and the gap between #1 Cessna and Cirrus continues to decrease. In the first quarter, Cessna out produced Cirrus by 56, 22 in the second quarter. and only 14 in the third.


Cessna 133 39%
Cirrus 119 35%
Piper 24 7%
Socata 15
American 13
Beech 11
Maule 11
Lancair 4


Cessna 369 37%
Cirrus 287 29%
Piper 73 7%
Socata 58 6%
Maule 41 4%
Beech 41 4%
Ameerican 41 4%
Lancair 24 2%

Great Job Alan and crew!

Although no one has asked recently, the 119 aircraft that Cirrus delivered in the third quarter is about 1.8 planes per day. 80 were SR22s and 39 were SR20s.

With the good news about Lancair’s financing, composite aircraft should be about 1/3 of the market in 2003 and who know after that!



Do these Q3 numbers include the turbo-prop Cessna Caravan, Socata TBM 700 and Piper Meridian? At $1.5 million+++ they’re not really comparable with the rest of the planes on the list.

Two items of interest to me in the dataset. The SR22, in each quarter of 2002, has the largest number of units built in the single category when compared to any other single make/model.

More sobering is the continuing decline in total production. As with last year, the current fleet of spam cans will need to serve the flying public for about 100 years (assuming ~175K aircraft registered and 1,700 built each year). Cirrus and Lancair would need to build a total of 5-10,000 aircraft per year to make the replacement game interesting.

Still thrilled with my SR22!

Chris N747SJ

Marty was kind enough to pick out the data for single-engine pistons only. You can see all the GAMA data for Q1, Q2, and Q3 at http://www.gama.aero/dloads/pr02-25.pdfhttp://www.gama.aero/dloads/pr02-25.pdf.


Yes, Roger, you are correct. Brig and all other members, sorry for not adding that info.

In the interest of comparing apples to apples, only single engine piston aircraft are included. Until CD starts manufacturing planes which drink JP4 (oops jet fuel), that is the only market that counts.


But isn’t it interesting that if you count total production, including jets, CIrrus fares well looking at unit volume. As for dollars it isn’t as highly placed but it still does well if you do an estimate on the revenue since the real number isn’t reported. I guess $30M for Q3.

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Until CD starts manufacturing planes which drink JP4 (oops jet fuel), that is the only market that counts.

Our de-Ice SR22 is coming off the line tomorrow with inspection on Wednesday. Figure by the end of the week they’ll announce a new turbo-prop Cirrus powered by a converted Williams EJ22 .[;)]

Just in time to trade up.