Flight Design USA reported its first shipment of CTLS and CTLSi aircraft from AeroJones Aviation will arrive at Airtime Aviation in Tulsa, Oklahoma, late this week or early next.
AeroJones Aviation, from Taichung, Taiwan, will produce and distribute, under license, the CT-series of aircraft for Flight Design of Germany. AeroJones will also manufacture spare parts as well.
“We are extremely pleased to get the first shipment from fully approved and certified producer, AeroJones Aviation,” said Flight Design USA President Tom Peghiny. “We have not been able to get enough airplanes to meet demand for nearly two years. With the first delivery of two aircraft to Airtime Aviation, we are going to get things really rolling again in the USA.”
“The aircraft are Flight Design aircraft in all respects,” continued Peghiny. The materials, molds, processes and manuals are identical to those used to produce the existing worldwide fleet of CT series aircraft.
Peghiny reported that distributors have recently ordered 10 aircraft that AeroJones will construct.
“We will be present at SUN ‘n FUN to meet with and learn from the U.S. dealers and customers,” said AeroJones Aviation Vice President, Chi-Tai Hsieh. “We have put a tremendous amount of work into this project and feel that the quality of our products will meet with customer’s expectations.”
At SUN ‘n FUN, Flight Design debuted an ADS-B solution for existing CT-series owners.
In partnership with FreeFlight, Flight Design is selling FreeFlight’s RANGR unit for $2,600 as a complete package that will fully satisfy the forthcoming 2020 ADS-B mandate.