CTLS 2020

THE AIRPLANE

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The CTLS is one of the most popular light aircraft in the world due to its great overall performance, sporty handling, and class-leading safety features. The new CTLS 2020 Sport Edition is now even better due to the new developments for 2020! Basic model price: €123.900
 
The CTLS 2020 SE incorporates evolutionary changes that make it an even better airplane for the demands of professional flight schools, flying clubs as well as private owners. It was our mission to improve the CTLS 2020 SE’s performance and reduce empty weight without sacrificing what pilots love about the CTLS. The CTLS 2020 SE rigid carbon fiber cockpit forming a safety cabin, plus four-point harnesses. The standard airframe emergency parachute system (AEPS) is an important addition to the list of safety features on the CTLS 2020.
The CTLS 2020 SE incorporates evolutionary changes that make it an even better airplane for the demands of professional flight schools, flying clubs as well as private owners. It was our mission to improve the CTLS 2020 SE’s performance and reduce empty weight without sacrificing what pilots love about the CTLS. The CTLS 2020 SE rigid carbon fiber cockpit forming a safety cabin, plus four-point harnesses. The standard airframe emergency parachute system (AEPS) is an important addition to the list of safety features on the CTLS 2020.

DESIGN

EXTERIOR

Lighter empty weight, a new interior, and redesigned cowling are just a few of the improvements on this updated model. The flexibility of the design is evident from the fact that it can be flown as an EASA CS-LSA Restricted Type Certified aircraft, a 600 Kg Ultralight or a Compliant SLSA!

EXTERIOR

Lighter empty weight, a new interior, and redesigned cowling are just a few of the improvements on this updated model. The flexibility of the design is evident from the fact that it can be flown as an EASA CS-LSA Restricted Type Certified aircraft, a 600 Kg Ultralight or a Compliant SLSA!

INTERIOR

The new improved interior has added to the comfort and modern feel of the CTLS 2020. The giant cabin of the CTLS 2020 was designed to fit very tall and smaller people equally well. Ample storage space in the cockpit is provided by a convenient jacket shelf and big outside baggage doors give great access for bulky items. The CTLS 2020 allows up to 50 kg (110 lb) of baggage to be safely stored in the dual storage compartments of the cabin area. Two cabin windows in the rear give the cockpit an open feeling. Comfortable seats with molded foam padding and pneumatically adjustable seat cushion and lumbar sections offer incomparable comfort.

INTERIOR

The new improved interior has added to the comfort and modern feel of the CTLS 2020. The giant cabin of the CTLS 2020 was designed to fit very tall and smaller people equally well. Ample storage space in the cockpit is provided by a convenient jacket shelf and big outside baggage doors give great access for bulky items. The CTLS 2020 allows up to 50 kg (110 lb) of baggage to be safely stored in the dual storage compartments of the cabin area. Two cabin windows in the rear give the cockpit an open feeling. Comfortable seats with molded foam padding and pneumatically adjustable seat cushion and lumbar sections offer incomparable comfort.

TECHNOLOGY

HD AVIONICS

The CTLS 2020 features some of the most advanced, yet easy to use avionic suites from Garmin and Dynon to suit your personal aviation mission. Both Garmin G3X or Dynon SkyView HDX systems feature bright high definition touch screens and synthetic vision.

HD AVIONICS

The CTLS 2020 features some of the most advanced, yet easy to use avionic suites from Garmin and Dynon to suit your personal aviation mission. Both Garmin G3X or Dynon SkyView HDX systems feature bright high definition touch screens and synthetic vision.

PERFORMANCE AND SPECIFICATIONS

ADVANCED AERODYNAMICS

The carbon/aramid fuselage on the CTLS is optimized for large internal space for the cabin and to reduce drag while providing cleaner airflow to the stabilizer. The smooth cantilever strutless wing also reduces drag and allows maximum visibility from the cockpit. Winglets improve climb, cruising range, and aileron control at low speeds. The attractive new cowling and spinner improves cooling and reduces drag while improving access to the powerplant. While the top speed of the CTLS 2020 SE is impressively high, all CTLS fly with efficiency and low fuel consumption at all speeds.

ADVANCED AERODYNAMICS

The carbon/aramid fuselage on the CTLS is optimized for large internal space for the cabin and to reduce drag while providing cleaner airflow to the stabilizer. The smooth cantilever strutless wing also reduces drag and allows maximum visibility from the cockpit. Winglets improve climb, cruising range and aileron control at low speeds. The attractive new cowling and spinner improves cooling and reduces drag while improving access to the powerplant. While the top speed of the CTLS 2020 SE is impressively high, all CTLS fly with efficiency and low fuel consumption at all speeds.

LAND WITH CONFIDENCE

The advanced composite main gear is extremely strong and rugged while also being flexible, absorbing over 50% of landing energy on the first rebound. Urethane polymer shock absorbers in the nose gear give high dampening and help to smooth out hard landings.

LAND WITH CONFIDENCE

The advanced composite main gear is extremely strong and rugged while also being flexible, absorbing over 50% of landing energy on the first rebound. Urethane polymer shock absorbers in the nose gear give high dampening and help to smooth out hard landings.

FLIGHT SCHOOLS AND FLYING CLUBS

The CTLS has long been popular with Flight schools and Flying clubs due to its low operating cost, easy flight characteristics, and large comfortable cabin. The CTLS 2020 is now available for more training uses due to all versions approved as an EASA CS-LSA Restricted Type Certified aircraft, as a 600 Kg Ultralight and a Compliant SLSA.

FLIGHT SCHOOLS AND FLYING CLUBS

The CTLS has long been popular with Flight schools and Flying clubs due to its low operating cost, easy flight characteristics, and large comfortable cabin. The CTLS 2020 is now available for more training uses due to all versions approved as an EASA CS-LSA Restricted Type Certified aircraft, as a 600 Kg Ultralight and a Compliant SLSA.

PLEASE FLY SAFELY

The Flight Design engineering staff created the CTLS with safety, performance, and comfort in mind. The cockpit’s carbon-aramid composite cabin helps to protect you and your passenger. The engine mount and carbon fuselage attach points to reduce the possibility of engine intrusion into the cabin area. Standard four-point harnesses along with crushable elements of the fuselage construction absorb energy and reduce possible loads to the pilot and passenger. Strong windshield uprights and massive upper construction complete the protective environment. Fuel tanks are sensibly located in the wings, well away from the pilot and passenger. Numerous improvements to the CTLS 2020 fuel system are incorporated to give proper fuel flow even in extreme conditions while maintaining the safety of the single-lever operation. The CTLS has been subjected to numerous static tests and complete flight–testing as a part of certification to major Airworthiness Standards including ASTM–FAA Light-Sport Aircraft requirements, CAAC type, and production certificates, EASA CS-LSA, and German LTF–UL. Each CTLS is fully flight tested by our engineering test pilots and flown again after being reassembled and checked by factory-trained experts in the country of destination.

PLEASE FLY SAFELY

The Flight Design engineering staff created the CTLS with safety, performance, and comfort in mind. The cockpit’s carbon-aramid composite cabin helps to protect you and your passenger. The engine mount and carbon fuselage attach points to reduce the possibility of engine intrusion into the cabin area. Standard four-point harnesses along with crushable elements of the fuselage construction absorb energy and reduce possible loads to the pilot and passenger. Strong windshield uprights and massive upper construction complete the protective environment. Fuel tanks are sensibly located in the wings, well away from the pilot and passenger. Numerous improvements to the CTLS 2020 fuel system are incorporated to give proper fuel flow even in extreme conditions while maintaining the safety of the single-lever operation. The CTLS has been subjected to numerous static tests and complete flight–testing as a part of certification to major Airworthiness Standards including ASTM–FAA Light-Sport Aircraft requirements, CAAC type and production certificates, EASA CS-LSA, and German LTF–UL. Each CTLS is fully flight tested by our engineering test pilots and flown again after being reassembled and checked by factory-trained experts in the country of destination.
Maximum Flight Load Factors
With 472,5 kg (1042 Lbs.) take-off weight +4g / -2g
With 600 kg (1320 Lbs.) take-off weight +4g / -2g
Geometry
Max. length 6604 mm 21′ 8″
Max. height 2342 mm 7′ 8″
Wing span 8594 mm 28′ 2″
Areas
Wing 9.98 m² 107.43 ft²
Stabilator 1.60 m² 17.20 ft²
Vertical tail 1.41 m² 15.16 ft²
Aspect ratios
Wing 7.29
Stabilator 3.51
TWO MODELS – TWO GREAT ENGINE CHOICES: CTLS 2020 SE Rotax ™ 912S, CTLSi 2020 SE Rotax ™ 912iS Depending on your specific requirements and preferences, choose either the well-proven Rotax 912ULS, developing a reliable 100 hp with twin carburetors, or the fuel-injected, Rotax 912iS, featuring an advanced 100 hp with the fuel/air mixture precisely computer-controlled for ultra-smooth power delivery, improved high altitude performance, more useful torque, reduced C02 emissions and improved fuel economy. The 912iS’ modern fuel injection also results in insurer, easier starts, lower maintenance, and lower operating costs all the way to its 2000-hour TBO.

CTLS 2020 SE Rotax ™ 912

  • 100-hp Rotax 912ULS with twin carburetors and 2.000hrs TBO
  • Slipper clutch
  • 1352 c.c. 10.5:1 compression ratio
  • Gearbox: 2.43:1 reduction ratio
  • Fuel: Premium unleaded auto fuel or 100 LL Avgas

CTLSi 2020 SE Rotax ™ 912iS

  • 100-hp Rotax 912iS with electric fuel injection and 2.000hrs TBO
  • Slipper clutch
  • 1352 c.c. 10.5:1 compression ratio
  • Gearbox: 2.43:1 reduction ratio
  • Fuel: Premium unleaded auto fuel or 100 LL Avgas
Performance at MTOW 472,5 kg (1039.5 Lbs.) 600 kg (1320 Lbs.)
VH: Max. horizontal speed 240 km/h 240 km/h
VNE: Max. permissible airspeed 300* km/h 300* km/h
Take-off run (flap +15 degree) 140 m 250 m
Take-off distance over 15 m obstacle 250 m 450 m
Max. range (30 min reserve) 2000 km 1800 km
*The never–exceed speed (VNE) demonstrated during flight testing is 300 km/h but is limited in the individual case by the ballistic recovery system installed or national regulations.
Typical empty weight (equipped with rescue system) 326 kg 717 Lbs.
Max. take-off weight 600 kg 1320 Lbs.
Fuel capacity 130 l 130 l

FOR EUROPEAN CUSTOMERS

Hours per year 100 250 350 500 700
Total direct operating costs 38,13€ 38,13€ 38,13€ 38,13€ 38,13€
Total indirect operating costs No hull insurance 20,15€ 14,54€ 13,47€ 12,67€ 12,05€
Total indirect operating costs 43,52€ 23,78€ 20,07€ 17,29€ 15,13€
Total operating costs incl. hull insurance 101,53€ 76,45€ 71,67€ 68,09€ 65,30€

FOR US CUSTOMERS

Hours per year 100 250 350 500 700
Total direct operating costs $34,50 $34,50 $34,50 $34,50 $34,50
Total indirect operating costs No hull insurance n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Total indirect operating costs $50,83 $26,81 $22,24 $18,81 16,14
Total operating costs incl. hull insurance $105,48 $75,85 $70,21 $65,98 $62,68