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Flight Design EASA Audit Successfully Passed

Flight Design EASA Audit Successfully Passed

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A sign of the successful start of Flight Design general aviation in its new Eisenach location took place last week. Representatives of the European Aviation Safety Administration (EASA) from Project management and Design Organization management began a new alternating year cycle of important audits of the Flight Design-Design Organization.   The 2-day EASA audit took place the 31st. of August to September 1st at the new LIFT engineering office of Flight Design based at the Kindel airport (EDGE). The program of the audit was very detailed and involved a deep investigation of key processes of the company, such as control of changes in design and production, management of subcontractors and control of internal company processes. Special attention was paid to the processes of continued operational safety monitoring (COSM) of the…
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GREAT FLIGHTS – CTSL Turbo flight from Eisenach Germany over the Alps to Padova Italy

GREAT FLIGHTS – CTSL Turbo flight from Eisenach Germany over the Alps to Padova Italy

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[video width="848" height="480" mp4="https://www.flightdesign.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/VID-20170901-WA0027-1.mp4"][/video] My name is Gica Pascariu and I am the Flight Design distributor for Romania. I am also managing sales for Flight Design General Aviation in Eisenach, Germany. My girlfriend and partner Diana has family in Italy. What better way to go for a visit from central Germany to Italy than by our own personal plane?  We had decided to make this trip a while ago, but due to being super busy recently, getting my rating finished and helping with the restart of Flight Design, we kept postponing it. Finally, we found the time, the weather was on our side and we were ready for departure. The CTSL Turbo we own, is registered as German (DULV) ultralight aircraft, 2016 production year equipped with a constant speed Neuform…
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Flight Design announces new regional distribution partners

Flight Design announces new regional distribution partners

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Flight Design announces new regional distribution partners   Eisenach, Germany Flight Design General Aviation management and regional managers for the company met last week at the modern LIFT Air headquarters at Eisenach Kindel airport (EDGE) to discuss the future of the company.  Discussion items included improvements to the management of spare parts inventory, service for different regions and customer suggestions for improvements to the different aircraft made by the company. Many important announcements were the result of these meetings. Flight Design has split its sales and service organization into 4 regions: Western and Southern Europe along with North Africa will be managed by Flight Design Regional Service Center West Europe, headed by Christophe Briand. Northern and Eastern Europe, and South Africa will be managed directly by FDGA with Gica Pascariu…
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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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