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“HOW DO WE FLY TOMORROW?” THE FLIGHT DESIGN INTERVIEW

Flight Design general aviation is happy to announce that the popular German/French TV channel ARTE has produced a report titled “Wie fliegen wir morgen?” (“How do we fly tomorrow?”), where the Flight Design (F2e) is also a part of. Please be acquainted with it via the link below: https://www.arte.tv/de/videos/088466-000-A/wie-fliegen-wir-morgen/ The Flight Design interview starts at 11m15s. We wish you took pleasure in watching it! Best regards, Your Flight Design Team

FLIGHT DESIGN CTLS SERIES APPROVED FOR 600KG BY DAeC

Flight Design general aviation is happy to announce that the popular CTLS series is now certified by the German Aeroclub (DAeC) for 600kg Maximum Takeoff Mass. This allows Flight Design to deliver new CTLS with the increased utility of operating with a higher useful load and owners to be upgraded to the 600kg limit through a program at the Flight Design maintenance facility at Kindel airfield, Eisenach. The new approval applies to both the 912ULS equipped CTLS and the 912iS Read more

CTLS PTF TO RTC UPGRADES INCREASE

After the recently issued EASA Restricted Type Certificate for the first CTLS in Germany, Spain now follows. The Spanish Aviation Safety Agency (AGENCIA ESTATAL DE SEGURIDAD AÉREA) has just awarded the updated certificate of airworthiness for the first CTLS PTF upgrade to R-TC in Spain.“These significant upgrades are a combination of detailed work and new equipment said Flight Design CEO, Daniel Guenther. It offers Spanish flight schools and private customers the potential to fully use the performance and efficiency of the well-proven CTLS.” The Flight Design team thanks to Read more

CTLS – FIRST PERMIT-TO-FLY RE-REGISTRATION

The first CTLS PtF (permit-to-fly) airplane has been updated into an EASA Restricted Type Certificate airplane. The German aviation authority (LBA) has just awarded it a new certificate of airworthiness.   “The total upgrade included changes to make the aircraft compliant to the applicable Type Design and the same comprehensive checks which we do with a newly produced aircraft. Moreover, the conversion can be used to upgrade the aircraft with the latest optional items like electric trim or LED landing lights, said Flight Design CEO, Daniel Guenther. Read more

CTLS 2020 AND A PRO CLIMATE PROGRAM

Despite the Corona crisis and the cancellation of all public events, we would like to inform you in the next 5 days about our developments in social media and our web page. In addition to the new models, CTLS 2020 and the F2, we have started a Pro Climate program and from the F2 onwards, we use low-temperature pre-pregs in production. With the pro-climate program, we do not only work on the F2e and think about the future but take advantage of the Read more

THE FIRST F2 HAS ARRIVED IN THE USA

After rerouting from the canceled Sun N’ Fun airshow, the very first F2-LSA has arrived at Flight Design USA headquarters in Connecticut. You will soon see the first pictures and movies of the brand new F2 flying in America. The F2 has completed ASTM and US LSA compliance testing, and serial production has started. The next F2’s are expected to arrive in the US by June 2020. F2 CS-23 and the F2 UL for Europe are expected to be certified Read more

THE CTLS 2020 NEW FEATURES

The CTLS 2020 is a balanced combination of the well-proven CTLS with technical and aerodynamic upgrades along with a new exterior and interior look for the new decade! Looking at 2020 from the outside, you will immediately see the difference, especially with the elegant new ‘JET GREY’ base paint. The changes for 2020 include a reshaped and longer cowling, Blackline propeller with a new spinner, fully integrated landing light, and an additional NACA inlet to improve cooling. Other aerodynamic improvements Read more

EASA CERTIFIED CTLSi WITH THE FUEL INJECTED ROTAX 912iS

Flight Design general aviation took a major step forward when it was awarded the CTLS‐ELA Major Change by EASA for the addition of the fuel-injected Rotax 912iS! The EASA Certified CTLSi, a totally modern aircraft with an advanced Dynon three‐screen HDX avionics suite, autopilot with the level button is now available for immediate delivery at a surprisingly affordable price. The first two aircraft will be delivered immediately from the Flight Design facility at Eisenach‐EDGE airport.“This update was very demanding technically Read more

FIRST ALL-ELECTRIC FLIGHT SCHOOL LAUNCHED

Flight Design general aviation and Aero-Nor AS (Norway) are pleased to announce that Pilot Flight Academy of Sandefjord, Norway has chosen the F2e as the backbone for their new concept of an all-electric based Flight school. The future is here and Flight Design is proud to be in the vanguard of the development of the next generation of single-engine aircraft for commercial use in flight schools. The F2e is made in cooperation with Siemens eAircraft and will open new possibilities Read more

FLIGHT DESIGN F2E – THE FIRST PUBLIC FLIGHT

On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, the first public flight of the Flight Design F2e took place at the Strausberg airfield, near Strausberg Germany. The aircraft is based on the newly developed F2 from Flight Design with an integrated safety cell and is equipped with an innovative electric propulsion system. The creation of this important project was made possible by cooperation with our partners. The adaptation for the propulsion system was carried out in cooperation with Siemens Aircraft as the manufacturer and developer of the propulsion technology and APUS, a Strausberg-based company specializing Read more