Tom Peghiny Reveals Many Upgraded Features For CTLS
The CTLS is ready for the LSA biz... Barely eleven years after the first CT entered production in June 1997, the Flight Design Team is introducing their latest bird... the new 'CTLS.' Similar to the preceding CT models, the changes are cosiderable since the new LS model was designed to address customer requests from the last two years.
Despite the addition of numerous equipment items the CTLS is just 5-7 lbs heavier than an Advanced CTSW with the same equipment.
In the LS interior, the seats have been redesigned and the noise level reduced to underline the long range capability of the CTLS. The cabin has been resculpted to add volume and light. The engine installation and fuel system have been reworked according newest market experience and know how. New construction materials have improved durability and outside weather resilience. As corporate policy, Flight Design never presents a new airplane until it is fully certified and ready for delivery.
Flight Design is a 21-year-old air sport products producer based in Germany. More than 1,000 of its aircraft are flying in 25 countries. One of the first aircraft certified under the American ASTM standards, in 2005, the CT ("composite technology") is currently the best-selling LSA in America.
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