April 20, 2012
Flight Design announced at Aero Friedrichshafen that its CTLS light sport aircraft has earned a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) restricted type certificate ((R) TC) for its two-seat CTLS.
Flight Design’s John Doman, director of business development of global sales and marketing, said, “For European flight schools the certification will enable additional aircraft utilization leading to more revenue and value for their purchase of a Flight Design (R) TC aircraft.” The type-certificated version of the CTLS will be distributed under the variant name CTLS-ELA and is nearly identical to the CTLS-LSA marketed throughout the world.
Flight Design has been showing off an interior mockup of its upcoming four-seat C4, which will be certified under primary category rules in the United States. First impressions are that the cabin will be a roomy one. The EASA certification of the CTLS gives a boost to the C4’s certification efforts in the United States.
“This paves the way for U.S. certification because the C4 will have many of the same design features and systems of the CTLS,” a company official said. The C4, a $250,000, 155-knot airplane powered by a 180-horsepower Continental IO-360 engine will be certificated in 2013, with first deliveries shortly thereafter.
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Question: One of my friends is working to raise money for a charity. She wants to offer an airplane ride as a prize to one of the donors and has asked me to be the pilot in command. If am a private pilot, then how many hours of flight time would I need to have logged in order to act as pilot in command on this flight?
The European Aviation Safety Agency is making moves to reduce what the agency has called an "excessive" regulatory burden on general aviation.
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