At the AERO 2023, Flight Design made a big announcement with the official release of the F4. The F4 promises to be an innovative addition to the market with a range of impressive features and capabilities that will make it stand out in the crowded CS-23 market.
One of the most exciting aspects of the F4 is its spacious interior. The aircraft boasts a large 4-seat cabin with a cabin width of 134 cm, which is significantly wider than the Cessna 172 (102 cm) and comparable to the Cirrus (124 cm). This provides a more comfortable and roomy environment for passengers, making it perfect for family trips or business travel.
In addition to its spacious cabin, the F4 also features a large luggage storage area, ensuring that passengers can bring everything they need for their journey. The aircraft is equipped with advanced avionics, including the Garmin G3X suite and an autopilot system, which makes flying easier and more enjoyable.
The F4 is powered by an eco-friendly Rotax ™ 916 turbocharged engine with electronic fuel injection. This powerful engine has a low fuel consumption of just 30 l/h and runs on a range of fuel types including unleaded and leaded fuels such as AVGAS 100LL, ethanol 10, and min. MON 85 RON 95 leaded. The aircraft is also certified spin-resistant and equipped with an aircraft emergency parachute system and airbags for added safety.
The F4 has a payload of 450 kg and a sales price of less than 400 T€, making it an affordable option for those looking to purchase a 4-seater. The aircraft has a range of 1,400 km and a cruise speed of 145 knots, ensuring that passengers can travel long distances quickly and comfortably.
The first flight of the F4 prototype is planned for the end of 2023, with certification and production readiness program planning expected for Q3/2024. With its impressive features and capabilities, the F4 promises to be a game-changer in the CS-23 market, and we can’t wait to see it take to the skies.