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Since it's introduction into the lightsport aircraft market in the U.S. the CT by Flight Designs has garnered an impressive market share. One of the reasons is that it has listened to customer input, and reacted to it in a positive way.

The original design was introduced as the CT, which featured a long wing. The next model was called the CTSW, with the SW standing for short wing. The design change was introduced after feedback from pilots who were finding the plane floated more than expected when landing. The short wing also provide a higher cruise speed at lower rpm settings.

This year at the U.S. Sport Aviation Exposition, Flight Design CT's U.S. importer, Tom Peghiny introduced the latest version the CTLS. The CTLS is a completely revamped aircraft from nose to tail. Again working from customer feedback the design team at Flight Designs set about to design a plane specifically for the U.S. light sport aircraft market.

One of the first noticeable changes is a massive new energy absorbing landing gear system which gives a high level of dampening to reduce rebound after touchdown.

The CTLS fuselage has been lengthened 14 inches between the wing and tail for better yaw and pitch stability. This also "flattens" the way the plane lands. The horizontal stabilizer has new gearing for better stick feedback.

Winglets have been added to the end of the wings which have improved the low speed roll rate. These also used as vents for the fuel tanks.

The interior area behind the seats has been modified with the upper bulkhead folded back to give a storage area for hats, jackets, purses etc. This modification also allows for the seats to be moved farther back to accommodate larger pilots. For shorter pilots the seats are now able to move another 1 1/2 forward from previous models.

The CTLS also features the new Rotax air induction box, with the air filter relocated for easier maintenance. The relocation of the air filter has also lead to a decrease in cabin noise.

For better engine warm up and performance the CTLS is now being supplied with both an oil and coolant thermostat as standard equipment. Other standard features include the dual Dynon glass panels, a Garmin 496, strobes, ELT, BRS parachute, stereo intercom, to name a few of the features.

According to Peghiny the factory, dealers, and distributors are going to be relentless in supplying the customer exactly what they want. "The investment in design, certification and retooling for the CTLS in probably over a million dollars."

Currently 8 distribution centers in the U.S. are qualified under the Flight Design quality control plan, to receive containers with multiple airplanes, and prep them for delivery. In addition to this they also have another 20 sales and service outlets in the U.S.

Flight Designs has been working with the Aero Technical Institute in Sebring Florida with a group of 35 A&P mechanics who are now specifically trained to do work on the CT line of light sport aircraft.

Another factor contributing to the Flight Design CT holding the majority share of sales in the lightsport aircraft market is that they have aircraft in stock in the U.S. for delivery to customers. Even the new CTLS model will start being delivered to customers by the end of February 2008.

For more information:
91 ROUTE 169
P0 BOX 325 S. WOODSTOCK, CT. 06267 
TEL. 860-963-7272 
FAX. 860-963-7152

Flight Designs CTLS lightsport aircraft.
Flight Designs CTLS lightsport aircraft.

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