Flight Design General Aviation GmbH

Who we are

The company Flight Design GmbH, based in Leinfelden-Echterdingen (Stuttgart), Germany , was founded in 1988. The founder Matthias Betsch has worked as a professional in aviation since 1980. First deliveries of CT aircraft started in 1997.

In 2017 the former company Flight Design GmbH was taken over by the German LIFT Air GmbH, which is located at the airfield Eisenach / Kindel (EDGE). Together with the premium gyroplane manufacturer GGC GmbH with its Rotorvox C2A a full maintenance shop was built, among other things.

Abbreviations stand for:

CT: Composite Technology

CTSW: Composite Technology Short Wing

CTLS: Composite Technology Light Sport

CTLS HL: Composite Technology Light Sport High Lift

It takes between 10 to 12 weeks to build one complete aircraft. The current delivery time is between 3 and 5 months from order.

Since production start 1,900 CT type aircraft have been delivered with the models CT, CT2k, CTSW, CTSW2006, CTLS and CTLS HL.

CT aircrafts have been delivered to and are operated in 43 countries as of today: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Chile, Estonia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama, People´s Republic of China, Poland, Republic of South Africa, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, South Korea, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Thailand, Ukraine, USA.

Our values

Flight Design has an experience of more than 28 years in aviation history, over 15 years thereof in Light Sport Aircraft. More than 1,900 Flight Design aircraft are in Service. Flight Design is the world wide leading manufacturer with a world wide distribution and service network. All aircrafts are produced exclusively in the Flight Design owned and managed production facility in the Ukraine, a country with an aeronautic history dating back to the start of manned flight.