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The Flight Design CTSW


The CTSW structure is made from very latest carbon fiber construction with rigid foam core and epoxy matrix with vacuum technology. All supporting structure consists of Carbon and/or Aramid fibers. All materials used in the construction are from Western suppliers and correspond to either DIN or Aviation standards. The CTSW wing surfaces are post cured at 80°C (176°F) as it is customary in aircraft construction.


(CTSW Classic)


  • One-piece windshield, green tinted
  • Extra wide cabin doors with gas spring
  • Two luggage compartments
  • Cowling hatch for easy oil and water check
  • Tire size nose wheel 4.00 – 4″, main wheels 4.00 – 6″
  • Tires classified for 6 Ply Rating (PR) and qualified for 120 km/h and 300 kg per tire
    (starting May 2007)
  • Hydraulic disk brakes at main wheels
  • 12 standard graphic patterns
  • Flight- and Maintenance Manual, Spare Parts Manual, Engine- and Aircraft Logbook


  • Adjustable seats (leg length and seat height coupled, inclination)
  • 4-point safety belts for each seat
  • Two storage trays on the cabin floor
  • Strap down hooks in the luggage compartment
  • 2 wing tanks, 65l each = 130 l total fuel
  • Rescue system BRS 1050 SP (472,5 kg; 600 kg equipped with BRS1350 HS)
  • Cockpit, Controls and Instrumentation:
  • Dual controls, conventional, three axis
  • Manual stabilizer trim
  • Electronic flap control with pre-selection switch
  • Big instrument console with four single panels
  • Flight instrumentation: airspeed indicator, three pointer altimeter (all large, analog),
    vertical speed indicator small Magnetic compass, Slip indicator


  • Rotax 912 UL2 (80 hp)
  • Three bladed composite propeller with spinner and spinner backplate
  • Airbox and Carburetor heating
  • Engine surveillance instruments: tachometer, oil pressure gauge, oil temperature gauge, cylinder head temperature indicator (all analog), Hobbs hour meter
  • Rotax engine warranty


 Minimum single pilot weight: 60 kg (120 Lbs) solo
 Empty aircraft weight (approx.): ca. 279 kg (698 Lbs.) With BRS parachute
 Max. take-off weight: 600 kg (1320 Lbs.) depending on certification
 Wing area:
9,98 m²
107 Ft²
8,53 m
27,9 Ft
 Overall height:
2,16 m
7,1 Ft
 Overall length :
6,22 m
20,4 Ft
 Max. cabin interior width:
1,24 cm
49 inches
 Tank capacity:
130 L
34 U.S. Gallons


 With 450 kg take-off weight  +9.6 g
 With 600 kg take-off weight  +7,2 g
 Vmin minimum speed (flaps 0º)
 65 km/h IAS*
 US-LSA 44 kts IAS
 VCR: cruising speed (green arc)
 240 km/h IAS*
 US-LSA 120 kts IAS
 VC 75%: with 912S (75% = 80 PS)
 240 km/h IAS*
 US-LSA 112 kts
 VNE: max.permissible airspeed
 (red line):
301 km/h IAS*
US-LSA 145 kts
 Take-off run
 90 m
 300 ft
 Take-off distance over 15m obstacle
 160 m
 762 ft
 Max. range with 130l (34 Gallons) @180 km/h (97 kts)(30 min reserve)
 2.000 km
 1.000 Nm






*Km/h data for German Version with 472,5 kg MTOW.

Kts data for US-LSA version with 1320 lbs MTOW.
Values are for ICAO standard atmosphere with non adjustable fixed pitch propeller


CT was built to get up and go. With low fuel consumption and low operating costs, you can afford to fly as much as you want

Hours per year
Without interest and depreciation, EUR 27,30 25,40 24,45 23,88
 With interest and depreciation, EUR 58,80 44,90 37,95 33,78

Operating costs have been calculated with 912S engine, depreciation reserves, guarantee insurance, annual inspections, engine reserve and maintenance reserve. Interest rate is calculated at 4% on the cost of aircraft. (Numbers based on mid 2006).

Due to its clean aerodynamic design and advanced lightweight structure, the CT is the performance leader in Light Sport Aircraft.


The way to get more people involved in your club is to lower the cost and offer exciting new aircraft.  With rental and training allowed by the FAA on Special Light Sport Aircraft, the CT the right choice for Aero clubs and fractional ownership applications. With the new CT even less experienced pilots can enjoy the thrill of flying this exciting Light Sport Aircraft after a proper training session.


A revolution in personal flying is now underway with the Light Sport Category!

Due to its modern strut-less wing design and modern good looks, the CT is the right choice for Flight Schools looking for a way to attract new students. Remarkably slow landing speed, controllability and rugged landing gear make the CT the right choice.

Having a strut-less wing also makes non-commercial aerial photography a snap. An optional 165x255mm (6-1/2” x 10”) photo window is available too.

With its roomy cabin and superb visibility the CT is an ideal aircraft in the agricultural world for the inspection of animals and crops and other survey tasks. With its short field performance and rugged optional Tundra gear, a careful landing for inspection is easily performed. * Get approval from local Aviation authorities on legality of all unusual operations.


Since the beginning of the glider towing tests in Europe, the CT has show surprising aptitude. The climb speed is just right for comfortable climbs with gliders under tow. The CT has demonstrated this even on grass with a fixed pitch propeller.


The further you fly-the more the CT’s superiority shows. With the CT’s long range comfortable seats and large baggage compartments, cross-country flights become an achievable and affordable adventure! The CT gives you the performance and freedom to make you flying dreams a reality.


Rotax 912 UL, 80 HP @ 5.800 rpm 1211 c.c.
9.0 to 1 Compression Ratio
Gearbox: 2.27 to one reduction ratio
Fuel: Premium unleaded auto fuel or 100 LL Avgas
Fuel consumption:
@ Max continuous RPM (5500) 23l/h (6 GPH)
@ 75% (4750) RPM 16 l/h (4,2 GPH)


The CT requires only a minimum of maintenance. At our Service Centers you can have this work done by our properly trained staff. You can also participate in a 2 day owner’s training course at one of our Flight Design Service Centers. This course will enable you to do simple maintenance yourself supported by our detailed maintenance manual and parts manual supplied with each CT.

Our local Service Centers technicians are at your disposal for specialized work and repairs or to assist local mechanics on the basic maintenance of the CT.


A modern airplane should be built with modern technology. Carbon fiber-epoxy aircraft construction offers unparalleled strength, durability, corrosion, and fatigue-resistance.  Despite high material and labor costs, carbon fiber construction gets more and more application. Due to its advantages, carbon fiber construction is widely adopted for all new military and commercial aircraft instead of prior aluminum & rivet construction.

Repair costs with carbon fiber construction are typically far less than those for conventional metal or tube and cloth aircraft. Repairs can be locally and immediately performed around the country.

The CT is finished in a two-part polyurethane paint which is very UV resistant.  Beautiful and easy to take care of, the CT polyurethane finish will last years when properly maintained.


Large Gull-wing doors held up by gas struts make entering and taking your seat easy. Three point latches and door seals keep you secure inside. Comfortable, padded, easy-to-adjust seats (height & length) offer space for people with heights from 1,60-1,95m (5’-4” to 6’-4”).  The 1,24m (49”) wide cabin of the CT allows lots of shoulder room.

If you are finding it hard to find a Light Sport Airplane that fits you, try the CT. You will be pleasantly surprised.

Full dual controls and centrally located throttle quadrant are features of this ergonomically arranged cockpit. Easy to reach storage space and convenient map holders are thoughtfully provided. Standard ventilation and heating makes it comfortable to fly the CT in all seasons event.

The CT allows up to 50 kg (110 lbs.) of baggage (total) to be safely stored in the dual storage compartments aft of the cabin area.


Production of the CT is performed in Ukraine by our young and highly motivated staff near the legendary Black Sea.

Along with the development of the original CT, our own R&D and manufacturing company was created. We are constantly expanding our production facility and staff to meet the growing demand.

Ukraine has a strong aviation culture going back to the beginning of manned flight. Major airframe and component manufacturers are now sourcing engineering and manufacturing here to take advantage of low production costs as well as one of the worlds highest engineering educational standards.

The balance of safety and performance is attained through rational design, well-organized manufacturing and the use of exceptional Western materials.

The CT was designed and tested using the most advanced CAD programs available.

We are proud to be at the vanguard of aviation technology and a leader in bringing that structural and aerodynamic technology to the light plane industry.


The CT was designed by our engineering staff with safety, performance, and comfort in mind.  A new aircraft should employ modern construction techniques for many reasons.

The carbon-aramid composite safety cell helps to protect you and your passenger.  The engine mount and carbon fuselage attach points reduce the possibility of engine intrusion into the cell.  Standard four-point harnesses along with crushable elements of the fuselage construction absorb energy and reduce possible loads to the pilot & passenger. The strong windshield-uprights and massive upper construction complete the safety cell.  The fuel tanks are sensibly located in the wings.

The wide speed range and high structural margin of the CT give you peace of mind even in the strongest conditions.   Tested and certified to perform up to 600 kg (1320 Lbs) the CT can really take the load and haul it too!

The CT has been subjected to numerous static and complete flight testing as a part of certification to three major Airworthiness Standards including: U.S. ASTM-FAA Light Sport Aircraft requirements, German BFU and British BCAR-S. Each CT is fully flight tested by our engineering test pilots and flown again after re-assembly and check in the country of destination.


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