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Flight Design C4 All Carbon Composite Aircraft To Be Equipped Garmin Avionics
By Daniel Baxter

July 30, 2013 - Flight Design announced at AirVenture Oshkosh 2013 that it has selected Garmin avionics for its new C4 all-carbon composite four-seat light aircraft. "Garmin's innovative glass cockpit avionics will enhance the capabilities and safety of the C4," said Matthias Betsch, President and CEO of Flight Design. 

"The ability to offer our customers features like Angle of Attack (AoA), dual Air Data Heading Reference System (ADHRS), and an autopilot control module along with an integrated glass cockpit at a competitive price, makes the C4 an exceptional value." 

"We are delighted to be chosen as the avionics supplier for this next generation of Flight Design aircraft," said Carl Wolf, Garmin's vice president of aviation sales and marketing. "We look forward to offering an integrated cockpit with features like Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT|) and an integrated autopilot with a one-touch level button to restore the aircraft to straight and level flight, to this class of aircraft." 

The Flight Design C4 is an all carbon composite four-place light aircraft based upon the advanced design of the popular Flight Design CT series of aircraft. Key features are the new Continental IO-360AF alternate fuels engine, conceived to "future proof" the C4, an advanced glass panel cockpit and an integrated, full airplane parachute system. The C4 will be able to fly up to a 1,200 nautical miles and useful load of 1,320 pounds. 



Flight Design is a 25-year-old manufacturer based in Germany. The company remains one of the worldwide Light-Sport Aircraft market leader due to its popular CT series of aircraft. More than 1,800 of these aircraft are flying in 39 countries. One of the first aircraft certified under ASTM International standards in 2005, the CT ("composite technology") remains the top-selling LSA in America through eight consecutive years. Flight Design sold the first LSA to India and was the first LSA to earn Chinese Type Design Approval. Three times a CT has been flown around the world. In 2011, the German company unveiled its C4 four seat aircraft based on the CT technology.

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