Wed, Dec 05, 2012
New Engines Proving Popular In The Established CTLS Airframe
The first Flight Design CTLSi airplanes powered by the new fuel-injected Rotax 912 iS engine have landed in the U.S., and many have reportedly been delivered to customers both in the United States and abroad.
Despite the effects of hurricane Sandy around New York City, where Flight Design USA Light-Sport Aircraft make landfall, the first of CTLSi aircraft have arrived and been shipped on to the Northeast U.S., Florida, the Midwest, and the West Coast. While demand is high for the new "i" version of the LSA, airplanes with the carbureted 912 ULS engine are also available.
The injected engine was projected by Rotax to improve fuel economy by 20 percent, along with other improvements. Lone Mountain Aviation president Kenny Scherado said, “We received and assembled one of the first CTLSi aircraft with the new Rotax powerplant. Besides the fuel economy, the CTLSi with the 912iS engine runs smoother and starts easier.” As with all Rotax engines, 91-octane automobile gasoline works very well at lower cost. The engine can also use 100 LL avgas or can mix either in any proportion.
“We now have several CTLSi aircraft equipped with the Rotax 912iS engine in the USA and more en route from Germany,” said Flight Design USA President Tom Peghiny. “Early reports from our dealers across the country are a strong indication of the popularity we can expect from the CTLSi.” Peghiny said that after seven years of importing the Flight Design CT series, the model remains atop the market share list, a position it has enjoyed since the beginning of the Light-Sport Aircraft era.
(Image provided by Flight Design)
Also: Female Skydive Record, ANN November Efforts, Dream Chaser, SecTrans Reax, FAA SAFO, Able Flight, Airline Group Grounded On November 21, the Stratos 714 very light jet took to>[...]
“All three institutions have now sent a strong signal in favour of modernizing the Agency and the European aviation system as a whole. There is clear political will to ensure>[...]
Wichita-Based Center Is Authorized To Sell And Install Garmin G1000 Through G5000 Avionics On Broad Range Of Business Aircraft Yingling Aviation has been named a Garmin Integrated >[...]
Aero Linx: The Colorado Airport Operators Association (CAOA) The Colorado Airport Operators Association (CAOA) serves the common interests of the owners, operators and users of the>[...]
Downburst A strong downdraft which induces an outburst of damaging winds on or near the ground. Damaging winds, either straight or curved, are highly divergent. The sizes of downbu>[...]