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Crash Test Flight Design has always pushed forward with implementing new technology into our aircraft. From being an early adopter of all carbon structures to the advanced aerodynamics of the original CT series.

In 2016 we participated in a government/industry/academic consortium to develop improve occupant protective systems for light aircraft. This included an automotive-type crash test of a full-scale C4 prototype.

The lessons learned from that test were implemented into the F-Series as a part of our program, Vision Zero. Our future vision is that ‘zero’ occupants should face injuries during a very serious crash, which will be achieved by a combination of passive and active safety systems.

The spin resistant F-Series now takes the next step in Vision Zero with the inclusion of structure mounted AMSAFE airbags as standard equipment. This is an aviation industry first. Better passenger restraints, pilot assistance systems, and as a backup to those systems, we envision a new generation of parachute rescue systems integrated to work together.

The development and certification will take time. With the F-Series, we have already taken a huge step forward for ‘Vision Zero’. It is still a challenge, but Flight Design takes the lead and all our customers will have priceless advantages for them, their friends, and their families.
Flight Design has always pushed forward with implementing new technology into our aircraft. From being an early adopter of all carbon structures to the advanced aerodynamics of the original CT series.

In 2016 we participated in a government/industry/academic consortium to develop improve occupant protective systems for light aircraft. This included an automotive-type crash test of a full-scale C4 prototype.

The lessons learned from that test were implemented into the F-Series as a part of our program, Vision Zero. Our future vision is that ‘zero’ occupants should face injuries during a very serious crash, which will be achieved by a combination of passive and active safety systems.

The spin resistant F-Series now takes the next step in Vision Zero with the inclusion of structure mounted AMSAFE airbags as standard equipment. This is an aviation industry first. Better passenger restraints, pilot assistance systems, and as a backup to those systems, we envision a new generation of parachute rescue systems integrated to work together.

The development and certification will take time. With the F-Series, we have already taken a huge step forward for ‘Vision Zero’. It is still a challenge, but Flight Design takes the lead and all our customers will have priceless advantages for them, their friends, and their families.
Crash Test
The safety of the occupants of our aircraft has always been the number one priority for Flight Design. In 1994, Flight Design, inspired by the car industry, implemented a safety cell concept into the new CT series design. The CTLS cockpit has been designed following principles used in the passenger cabins of modern cars. Loads are transferred through the passenger area to the crush–zones at the end of the vehicle. The cabin area remains intact while the energy is absorbed in the peripheral areas. The suitability of this design has been proven in service now for 14 years. Accident history shows that the cabin provides a maximum of occupant protection.