Flight Design is moving forward on designs for several new aircraft, integrating the company’s Vision Zero—which has as its long-term objective zero injury to aircraft occupants in significant accidents, said Tom Peghiny of Flight Design USA.
To accomplish this, aircraft will incorporate ballistic recovery parachutes, stall/spin resistance, sturdy fuselage design, and structure-mounted air bags. “We’ll have the first structurally mounted aircraft airbags,” he said. “We’re pretty proud of that.”
Flight Design is transitioning to prepreg carbon fiber for its composite airframe construction, instead of wet layup, Peghiny said—and future models will incorporate Garmin avionics, instead of the Dynon products installed in previous Flight Design models. More information is available on the Flight Design GmbH and Flight Design USA websites.