Flight Design Takes Its LSA Lead Seriously | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 08.29.16

Airborne 08.30.16

Airborne 08.24.16

Airborne 08.25.16

Airborne 08.26.16

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 08.29.16

Airborne 08.30.16

Airborne 08.24.16

Airborne 08.25.16

Airborne 08.26.16

Tweet Us The Coolest Things You See @OSH16!
#OSH16Coolest!

It's Alive!: AirVenture 2016 Innovation Preview on Vimeo!

It's Alive!: AirVenture 2016 Innovation Preview on YouTube!

 

Wed, Apr 18, 2007

Flight Design Takes Its LSA Lead Seriously

Company Notes 153 US Registrations

Big news at Sun 'N Fun this week continues to come from the light sport aircraft marketplace. While the category has yet to celebrate its third anniversary in the US,  several LSA manufacturers are taking positive steps towards establishing LSA's place in the future of general aviation.

Leading the charge is Flight Design USA, which also leads the category with a commanding 21% of the market, according to 153 US registrations through early April 2007. The company is trailed by American Legend at 13% (93 aircraft) and Evektor at 8% (54 aircraft) of all FAA registrations.

By way of comparison, a total of 49 models built by 38 companies have received their SLSA Airworthiness Certificate since the LSA Rule went into affect in July of 2004.

Flight Design reports more than 900 of its high-wing CT have been delivered worldwide since its introduction in 1997, with over 150 CTs registered as special light-sport aircraft in the USA.

The CT is a two-place, side-by-side airplane made of 98% carbon fiber, with a useful load of over 670 pounds. The powerplant is powered a 100-hp Rotax 912S engine and includes as standard equipment a BRS ballistic parachute.

Flight Design President Tom Peghiny tells ANN his company plans to retain its best-selling title. Company officials on both sides of the Atlantic have spent considerable time developing production capability, as well as building a distribution and service network in the US.

In addition, a standardized maintenance training program will be available to promote consistent technical programs on the Rotax engine and composite repair. The company will initially offer the course for Flight Design technicians in Berlin, but as the program develops plans are underway to bring the program over to the States.

FMI: www.flightdesignusa.com

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 08.29.16: sUAS Rules Get REAL, Pilots To The Rescue, ISS Update

Also: AA MD-80s, A320 Birdstrike, SWA Picketed, Randy Babbitt, STEREO Mission, Prince Harry v Poachers, ANA Dreamliners August 29 is a big day as it relates to recreational and non>[...]

Cheesy--Or Just Plain Dishonest? FlyQ Email Suggests ForeFlight Offer--But Isn't

Recent E-Mailing Suggests One Product... But Is Actually Something Else Altogether ANN has made much of the fact that we, as a community, need to be able to depend on one another a>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.30.16): Advisory Frequency

The appropriate frequency to be used for Airport Advisory Service.>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.30.16)

“we’ve reached another significant milestone. With the small UAS rule now in effect, the commercial drone industry is cleared for takeoff.” Source: AUVSI presiden>[...]

ANN FAQ: How To Get YOUR News Out On Aero-News

Good News, Bad News... It's ALL News As the preeminent online aviation news resource out there, the editorial staff at Aero-News sees a large number of news releases. We look at al>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2016 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC