Flight Design GmbH is celebrating 25 years of aircraft development and manufacturing aircraft for 25 years with a special “Jubilee” series of the company’s models.
On Day 1 of Aero 2012, Dave Unwin reported hearing many comments about EASA’s halting move toward acceptance of the concept of Sport Pilot/Light-Sport Aircraft, which was invented in the USA. The European Union, with an equally proud heritage of aviation, is showing familiar reluctance to embrace what another country has achieved, even when aircraft builders in the EU seek a one-for-one alignment of the rules so that aircraft certified in one country can be sold in another, as happens now with (most) European airplanes being accepted in the USA.
Flight Design officials are pretty happy after Sun ’n Fun, reporting several sales, including a trend that could suggest anew avenue of growth for Light-Sport Aircraft.
Flight Design has launched an incentive program to present-day buyers of its CTLS Light-Sport Aircraft, who can gain a delivery position for the German company’s coming four seater, the C4, plus an additional discount.
German general aviation aircraft manufacturer Flight Design has improved its warranty program, calling it the XP or eXtended Protection Warranty. The warranty is even applied retroactively to the CTLS or MC.
Flight Design has appointed US Aviation of Denton, Texas, to provide factory authorized service for the CT series of Light-Sport Aircraft. The Texas company has been a Rotax Service Center for several years and has more than 20 A&P mechanics on staff.
“Sheriff One” has begun flying missions for the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department in California. “Sheriff One” is the call sign used by the new Flight Design CTLE operated by the sheriff’s department.