Welcome to the new FLIGHT DESIGN GENERAL AVIATION webpage

Welcome to the new FLIGHT DESIGN GENERAL AVIATION webpage

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Welcome to the new webpage! We are excited to now be owned by the German company LIFT Air GmbH. The changes for owners and new customers will be great. The first step in that transition is this new webpage from which you will soon be able to purchase spare parts for your aircraft directly. We are bolstering our Customer Care department to answer your important questions and developing new exciting features for our aircraft. We also want you to be more involved as an owner or operator in the future of Flight Design General Aviation. We will be soliciting photos of your plane, your greatest flights and opinions on how to make our aircraft even better and safer. We hope you enjoy your first visit to the new www.flightdesign.com and please come back…
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OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE OF THE RECEIVER MR REBHOLZ

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE OF THE RECEIVER MR REBHOLZ

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LIFT HOLDING from Eisenach Germany takes over Flight Design GmbH. • Knut Rebholz, Flight Design's receiver, sold the assets of the manufacturer of light aircraft to LIFT Air GmbH from Eisenach / Thuringia following an intensive investor process. Behind this stands the regional entrepreneur Sven Lindig. • LIFT Air GmbH, a subsidiary of the LIFT Holding, bundles the technical expertise of Flight Design with the already owned Gyrocopter producer Rotorvox at Kindel Airport near Eisenach • With its Light aircraft, the new investor wants to become one of the world market leaders again, using modern marketing and communication concepts to optimize customer experience Wildau / Eisenach July 24th 2017 Knut Rebholz, insolvency administrator of Flight Design, a leading manufacturer of light aircraft, sells the assets of the company in receivership…
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KLA-100 DEBUTS AT AERO FRIEDRICHSHAFEN 2017

KLA-100 DEBUTS AT AERO FRIEDRICHSHAFEN 2017

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Wildau, GERMANY / 17 April 2017 — In a joint announcement between Vessel Co., Ltd., and Flight Design, the companies debuted their new KLA-100 low-wing, light aircraft. The introduction occurred at Aero Friedrichshafen 2017. First flights of the new model happened only days earlier. The KLA-100 development program has been going quietly for two years and the debut was one of the surprises of Aero 2017. “The first flight was performed in Sumperk, Czech Republic in late March with test pilot Richard Ponizil at the controls. Since that time the plane has made seven more flights and met all expectations,” said Flight Design COO, Daniel Gunther. The KLA-100 is a brand new design destined to be certified as a Light Sport Aircraft for sale in countries that accept ASTM Compliant…
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Planes and Parts Are Shipping!

Planes and Parts Are Shipping!

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Flight Design GmbH is pleased to report that CTLS, CTLSi and CTSL deliveries are happening from their factory in Kherson, Ukraine.  “We are very pleased to see the first new 2017 planes being shipped to Germany for test flights before being delivered to owners in Europe and the world" said Flight Design COO Daniel Gunther. “The production team at the factory are to be thanked for their support over our recent tough times and also for the quality for new planes as they look great.” Spare parts shipments, which were back ordered are being cleared and a stock of the most important items are also being built up in anticipation of the upcoming flying and training season in the northern hemisphere.  Engineering support, which is a big part of being…
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Two new investors for Flight Design

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The creditors meeting on August 8, 2016 has agreed on a combined cooperative offer of the Lindig group Eisenach / Germany and Aero Jones Taichung /Taiwan The Lindig group will take over Flight Design under an insolvency plan procedure. Aero Jones in an asset-only purchase takes ownership of the C4 project and CT business, where the supply of spare parts and support for all models is ensured. Knut Rebholz, receiver of Flight Design, will according to the agreement of the parties, create an insolvency plan and will prepare a parallel an asset deal with Aero Jones. The insolvency plan will be then submitted to the court and the creditors. The termination of the insolvency proceedings is scheduled for no later than Autumn 2016. "The creditors with their decision for the…
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FLIGHT DESIGN GmbH UPDATES 2016 FORECAST

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FLIGHT DESIGN GMBH UPDATES 2016  “THINGS ARE LOOKING UP AT FLIGHT DESIGN GMBH”   Wildau, GERMANY / 21 July 2016  — After a challenging first few months of 2016, things are looking up at Flight Design GmbH, the manufacturer of the popular CT series of light aircraft. After seeking and gaining acceptance of voluntary insolvency, the company has worked with dealers and suppliers to reorganize and continue producing aircraft at their facilities in Ukraine and Germany. The most important news for existing owners of Flight Design aircraft was the immediate investment into ensuring the continuation of safety-related fleet surveillance. This is a key component of Continued Operational Safety Monitoring (COSM), which is of primary importance to EASA, the FAA and aviation regulators worldwide. “I am satisfied to see how engaged the…
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Flight Design in the Spotlight at AirVenture 2015

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         Flight Design experienced excellent response during the annual Oshkosh AirVenture event in Oshkosh Wisconsin, in the heartland of the USA. This year’s event featured record attendance of people and airplane (550,000 and over 10,000 respectively). Attendance at our booths 83-86 for visitors started on Monday and grew daily and was strong until the last day of event on Sunday July 26th.         This year on Flight Design`s display were the most popular fuel-injected CTLSi models kindly provided by Light Sport Aviation of Daytona, Florida and Mr. and Mrs. Gary Lavy of New Carlisle, Ohio.  A CTLS SkyView was provided Steven Blough of Apex, NC. The planes were under Flight Designs Sun Shade system which makes standing for hours in the sun answering questions much…
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