Xiamen, CHINA / 1 June 2020 — During the COVID-19 pandemic, one aircraft manufacturer has learned that even its aircraft can practice social distancing.
AeroJones Aviation Technology Co., Ltd., operating in Xiamen, China, builds a beautiful, modern, and sophisticated light aircraft called CTLS. While global airline traffic has slowed to a crawl, a light two-seat aircraft offers a safer environment for recreational or regional travel flying.
When you fly in a CTLS, a pilot is exposed to only one other person and the pilot can know that person well enough to determine if flying together is wise for each person. This can be much safer than boarding an airline flight with 100-300 people you do not know.
In the spirit of keeping good physical distance to reduce the negative results from exposure to COVID-19, AeroJones arranged their factory display aircraft and flight simulators at a safe interval from the other flying machines.
See images at end of news article to see CTLS aircraft demonstration “social distancing.”
The Safety of CTLS
“CTLS is actively flying in our two AeroJones flight operations,” said Mr. Michael Chou, who handles marketing for the Xiamen company. Chou is a licensed Commercial Pilot, trained in Canada and with extensive experience in flying light aircraft.
“AeroJones has flight schools in Zhenjiang, China and Pingtong, Taiwan where we can provide Discovery Flights (short, introductory flights) and full flight instruction that can lead to a government-recognized pilot license,” Chou added.
“CTLS aircraft can be used for flight instruction, for recreational flying, and for transportation,” said Chou. “Able to fly more than 1,100 kilometers non-stop (still with a generous safety reserve), CTLS can definitely go places.”
AeroJones is the officially-licensed builder of the German-designed CTLS. The Xiamen factory was extensively trained as it started manufacturing but has now received full approval by government authorities. The company builds, sells, and services CTLS aircraft in the Asia-Pacific region including China, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, and other countries in the region.
“AeroJones has a history of building and supplying very sophisticated light aircraft,” said Mr. Hsieh Chi-Tai, General Aviation Development Vice President for AeroJones Aviation Technology Co., Ltd. “CTLS is now fully approved by Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), by Taiwan CAA, and is recognized in other countries AeroJones serves.”
In 2020, AeroJones will add a new aircraft factory in, China bringing easier, less costly, and much more efficient aircraft manufacturing. The all-new facility will be near the Dalu General Airport close to Zhenjiang.