Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2015!

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The Flight Design Team wishes to thank our worldwide family of customers,partners and friends for their passion, enthusiasm and support in helping to make 2014 a year of outstanding progress and growth, in spite of today’s challenging global economic environment. Thanks to you, Flight Design continues as the undisputed market leader in our segment and is well positioned for an even brighter future. With your continued loyalty and support 2015 is sure to be our best year yet!   Wishing you a Happy, Healthy and Safe Holiday Season    and the Very Best in the New Year!   Your Flight Design Team
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Flight Design Team Visits Continental Motors

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  Light-Sport Aircraft market leader Flight Design is nearly ready to fly its new four seat C4 aircraft and in final preparation sent a team to Continental Motors manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama. The two companies have been working closely on the project.    The Flight Design team, led by Flight Design USA Director of Maintenance Dave Armando, was joined by Engine Group Leader, Franz Karnecki of Flight Design’s base in Kamenz, Germany; C4 Project Lead Engineer Artem Izokh; and, independent consultant John Hurst. As the engineers prepare for the upcoming first flight of the C4 proof-of-concept aircraft Flight Design’s technical team attended a weeklong session covering detailed operational knowledge about the Continental IO-360-AF powerplant that has been selected for the C4. The workshop at the production headquarters for Continental Motors was…
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Oshkosh AirVenture Telegram

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This week Flight Design is actively participating at annual Oshkosh AirVenture event  running in USA.  The attendance at our booth for visitors started Sunday before the show even opened on Monday. The Flight Design  press conference was on Tuesday the 29th. Sunday August 3th will be the last day. At the AirVenture 2014 press conference, that was well attended by interested media, LSA market leader Flight Design unveiled news about the newest CTLSi Light-Sport Aircraft with the Garmin G3X, called the Vision Touch for the CTLS series. Flight Design will also deliver the Dynon SkyView Touch system this Fall. Flight Design announced that testing on the CTLSi with 912iS Sport has been completed and the improved takeoff acceleration, climb and cruise performance of the Sport version has been confirmed. Flight…
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C4 Progress Report II

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 The Flight Design C4, the advanced, four-place GA aircraft currently in development by Flight Design has seen substantial progress this Spring, culminating in exciting announcements during displays at Sun‘n Fun and Aero Friedrichshafen.  The Flight Design Vision Touch   At Sun‘n Fun Flight Design announced the Vision Touch Avionics suite at its annual press-conference with the complete system on display in the C4 interior mock up. The Vision Touch suite is based around the Garmin G3X Touch ® system as PFD and MFD (Primary and Multifunction Displays). The G3X Touch is a new product offering from Garmin that features both advanced synthetic vision capabilities and a choice of touch screen and conventional button/knob input as well. The inclusion of this system will give C4 owners the greater situational awareness afforded by synthetic vision and the simplicity of operation through the advanced touch screen displays. Fmi:http://www.garmin.com/us/products/intheair/sportaviation/g3x-touch/…
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Flight Design C4 Program Update

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Flight Design Selects Avionic System for its 250.000 USD Four-Seat Aircraft The Flight Design C4 program is continuously moving ahead and Flight Design is pleased to announce the last major component and supplier to be selected for the all-new four-seat aircraft. The Avionics suite for the 250.000 USD composite aircraft will be provided by Garmin, and is named the Flight Design Vision Touch by Garmin.       With the decision of Garmin, Flight Design confirms two major features that will help to make the C4 aircraft popular and successful. First, the newly developed system with two 10,6 inch brilliant glass displays of the new Garmin G3X „Touch“ series offers unique state-of-the-art performance and outstanding utility to the pilots. Second, the decision to use a system that does not have a TSO…
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Flight Design Globalization

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Flight Design Supports Local Licence Productions for Asia-Pacific and America     For many years, Flight Design has continuously reached out to new markets to ensure global availability and support of Flight Design products. As the next logical step, Flight Design is now providing local production capacities for the major market segments. With this strategy, Flight Design significantly improves availability of the products, reducing production lead times and ensures continued affordable aircraft prices.     The first local production will serve the Asia-Pacific markets with the Flight Design products CTLS, MC and C4. For more than one year Flight Design has been training staff at the Xiamen, China, facility of AeroJones. The China based and Taiwanese owned company is linked through the owner of GSEO, a company producing optical lens…
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Germany Government Funded Research Project on Cabin Safety for Light Aircraft

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Flight Design C4 Aircraft as First Target Application      With a project starting date in Summer 2013, the German Ministry of Economic Affairs has granted funding for a research project that aims at development of a modular “SafetyBox” cabin safety system for light aircraft. The new system will provide a safety cage around the occupants of an aircraft, whose functionality builds upon an integrated consideration of several elements, namely intelligently designed and located crash absorber elements, stiff cabin structure with dedicated load paths for the majority of crash scenarios, seat installation and restraint systems. This is significantly supported by crash-optimized ergonomic designs and enhanced fire protection concepts.    The concept goes significantly beyond current aircraft designs, where the certification requirements plainly ask for consideration of certain crash accelerations to…
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Flight Design Expands to Kamenz, Germany

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Roomy New Facility Brings Together CTLS and Four Seat C4    German Light-Sport Aircraft market leader Flight Design GmbH, also developer of larger aircraft like the four-seat C4, has expanded its operation to Kamenz, German and is now fully installed in spacious new quarters (see photos).    We are now occupying a big hangar plus a smaller structure used for pre-delivery flight testing. The new quarters are located at a former military base, 100 miles (160 km) south of Berlin with a 3,000 foot (1.000 m) paved runway,” noted Flight Design GmbH board member and company director, Christian Wenger. “We are able to use the large hangar to stage finished aircraft after routine production and flight testing is complete. Once approved by engineers, Light-Sport Aircraft and European Ultralight aircraft are…
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Flight Design invites all aviaton fans and media to join us at Sebring LSA Expo 2014!

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January is always the best time for the world’s largest aviation events in Florida, like the Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring. Traditionally, Flight Design has a strong showing in Sebring. This year Flight Design is one of the event sponsors and will have a brand new,  fully equipped CTLSi with many novel developments on display. The Sebring LSA Expo starts on January 16th and runs till January 19th at the Sebring FL airport. If you are going to visit the Expo at this year, you should make a stop by Flight Design booth as you spend a few days looking at the latest in Light-Sport Airplanes. More details about Expo at http://www.sport-aviation-expo.com    
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First Jubilee Editions Arrive Limited-Edition CTLSi Model Engages Light-Sport Customers

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South Woodstock, CONN. / November 17, 2013 — When Jubilee was offered by German Light-Sport Aircraft producer Flight Design, they announced it would be a limited run. Jubilee Edition was endowed with distinctive set of options and special exterior graphics. Only 25 would be built to commemorate the company’s 25th anniversary. All 25 were sold shortly after the announcement.   More of the early Jubilee Edition aircraft arrived at Flight Design USA, Flight Design’s representative and importer for North America. “We received additional factory-fresh CTLSi Jubilee Edition models at our Woodstock base,” said Tom Peghiny, President of Flight Design USA. “They are being assembled and inspected by our technical staff to prepare them for the first customer deliveries.” “According to Dave Armando, our director of maintenance, both early arriving Jubilee…
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