The New CTLSi







The Flight Design CTLSi is the latest version of the CT optimized for the Light Sport Aircraft rules .

The CTLSi has the following features.

  • 21% lower fuel consumption
  • Larger 430 W amperage alternator
  • Lighter Li Ion battery
  • Lower 80 RPM trigger speed for ignition (smooth starts when cold)
  • Faster engine responsiveness
  • Greater engine smoothness
  • New Header Tank and associated plumbing along with a selectable fuel valve
  • Less emissions
  • Cowling changes
  • One extra gallon of fuel
  • Heavier motor mount
  • Relief from carburetor balancing requirement
  • Lower maintenance cost because of new engine diagnostics and no longer the need for carburetor synchronization
  • No carburetor icing
  • TBO 2.000 hours
  • Improved engine starting and stopping behavior
  • Smoother running and power response
  • Better performance in altitude
  • Electrical trim as standard CTLSi – CTSLi
  • Distinctive look, because of modified cowling



The CTLSi is a step forward with its carbon fiber airframe providing the same strong, light and smooth aerodynamic design of the CTLS.

A standard 7″ Dynon Glass avionics panel in Club configuration, with the latest Garmin avionics allows the use of advanced features like XM weather as well as terrain and moving maps. ( XM weather not available yet in New Zealand)

We also now offer the option of the Big 10″ Dynon Skyview panel as well as the new Garmin G3X panel. Both of these exciting new panels give LSA pilots large glass panel displays with capabilities only found in the big jets just a few years ago.



Wing Span:

8.58 Meters


6.61 Meters


2.30 Meters

Cabin Width

1.25 Meters

Aspect Ratio


Empty Weight:

359 Kgs.

Gross Weight:

600 Kgs.

Fuel Capacity

132 Liters

Fuel Economy:

17 Liters/Hr at 118Kts 600 KG TOW


Rotax 912S or 912iS (100HP) 2000 TBO

Economy Range @4300RPM

830 NM /1055 NM

Other new features aimed at ease of maintenance make the CTLS a joy to own and and a great airplane to fly for pilots of all skill levels. The fuselage design of the CTLS minimizes drag and maximizes interior width for you, your passenger and gives sufficient room for your baggage. The composite landing gear is designed to better absorb hard landings. A standard BRS parachute system provides an advanced safety feature on every CT airplane. The Rotax 912 ULS engine now has a 2000 TBO making the efficiency and cost benefit even better than before.

In production since 1997 with over 1700 flying worldwide and 325+ in the US , the CT’s operational flexibility make it popular for basic and advanced flight training. For cross country trips, pilots can fill the standard 132 Liters tanks for an 850NM range at full cruise power providing safe, fast, long distance travel. The CTLS is certified as a Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) to allow for flight training, lease back and rental uses. The low fuel burn and volume insurance rates make profitable flight school use possible.

The large cabin of the CTLS has a width of 49 inches and can easily accommodate people well over 6 feet tall. ( See “Size Matters” on our website) The 2-way adjustable seats with lumbar support and extra-wide gull wing cabin doors give easy entrance and a comfortable experience for you and your passenger. The ergonomic arrangement of the dual controls and instruments are optimized for viewing and handling. The engine cowl and large front window provides excellent visibility out the front of the airplane. The large side and top windows provide a great view of your surroundings and add to situational awareness making learning to fly more relaxing and fun.

The CTLS has a normal cruising speed of 115 kts (132 mph) at 75% power giving a maximum range of nearly 1000 miles! The strutless carbon fiber wing has high-lift slotted flaps for amazing short field capabilities. Due to the strength to weight ratio of carbon fiber, the CTLS fully equipped has a useful load of over 550 lbs.

The synergistic combination of all these features make the CTLS perform better than other LSAs for many important performance aspects.

The CTLS has been certified for two international airworthiness standards and was developed by Flight Design’s professional engineering staff with safety utmost in their minds. The structure of the CTLS is over 90% carbon fiber and aramid which provides superior pilot and passenger protection. Four-point safety harnesses, wing located fuel tanks and the standard BRS 1350 parachute system are just a few of the integrated and well thought out safety features of this state-of-the-art aircraft.

For Further information and pricing please contact Sportsaircraft Australia or New Zealand with all the contact details on our website.