Flight Design (Flightdesign Vertrieb) is a German aircraft manufacturer. The company started building ultralight aircraft in the 1980s. It now manufactures the CT2K and CTSW aircraft which can be flown under microlight/ultralight regulations in several countries and under the Light-sport aircraft (LSA) rules in the US. Engineering design work is still performed in Germany, but much production and all assembly of the aircraft has been moved to Ukraine to lower production costs.
About Us (from Flight Design website)
For more than 25 years the people behind Flight Design have been professionals in sport aviation.
Beginning with hang gliders in the early 1980s, and progressing to light-sport aircraft, Flight Design has approached air sports and the manufacture of its aircraft as professionals. Matthias Betsch, Flight Design’s managing director, states, “We design and produce every machine by ourselves and, more importantly, we fly everything ourselves.”
In close cooperation with its dealers and pilots, Flight Design develops and improves their products. Flight Design employs a team of 30 engineers to design and refine its product line. A team of 600-plus workers in Germany and Ukraine contribute to the high-tech design.
Technical innovations and continuously improved safety characteristics are responsible for Flight Design’s growth. Since production of the high-technology, carbon-fiber CT was launched in 1997, more than 1,400 airplanes have been delivered to customers throughout the world.
Flight Design is committed to bring modern materials, progressive design concepts and safety improvements to the pilot community.