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Flight Design Extends Warranty

Teacher Rob Rice
Flight Design CTLS

In a move to ensure its customers gain added value with the purchase of a new aircraft such as the CTLS, MC, or the new four-seat C4, German manufacturer Flight Design has significantly improved its warranty program, calling it the XP or eXtended Protection Warranty. The extended five-year airframe warranty is offered at no cost and is even applied retroactively. Warranty aircraft must be serviced at the selling Flight Design Service Center or another repair facility with preauthorization.

"Since the beginning we have focused on delivering value to our customers," said Flight Design USA President Tom Peghiny. "We have a solid group of highly trained service outlets, and we have an ongoing program to assure customers get the information to maintain their aircraft to high standards. To that we now add one of the best warranties in aviation." Adding more value, the XP Warranty remains with the aircraft should ownership change during the warranty period.

"Our new 'Spinner-to-Tail' warranty protection is now three years and five years for the airframe from the date of the aircraft delivery to the first retail customer," said John Doman, director of Business Development and Global Sales & Marketing for Flight Design GmbH. "We have even extended the Rotax engine warranty beyond the powerplant manufacturer's 18 months or 200 hours."

Flight Design is offering, at no additional cost to the customer, a five-year coverage of composite airframe structure (nonstructural items, cosmetics, and normal wear are excluded) plus three-year coverage of Flight Design-installed avionics and autopilot; the propeller; and the Rotax standard engine warranty coverage of 18 months or 200 hours which is extended to three years or 500 hours, whichever occurs first. Rotax Service Bulletins will be handled according to Rotax coverage and are excluded from the XP Warranty.

The XP Warranty is included on all new Flight Design aircraft sales beginning January 1, 2012. It will also retroactively apply to aircraft delivered and placed in service on or after January 1, 2011, subject to XP Warranty acceptance by Flight Design. Aircraft used in commercial operations are covered under the Flight Design XP Commercial Warranty. As previously stated, XP Warranty aircraft must be serviced at the selling Flight Design Service Center or with preauthorization for a different service facility. Flight Design standard warranty terms, conditions, and exclusions apply.

Exterior paint, appliqués, and other cosmetic items are covered for one year. Normal service items excluded are brake and rotors, batteries, tires, oil, oil and air filters, lights, and other consumables. The XP Warranty does not apply to normal wear and tear nor in instances of neglect or abuse. Learn more about Flight Design aircraft at FlightDesignUSA.com.

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