• 23.11. 2020

    L-39NG on evaluation flights in Hungary

    The L-39NG visited the 59th Air Force Base of the Hungarian Defence Forces in Kecskemét, to perform the evaluation flights with representatives of the Hungarian Air Force. Full article

  • 4.11. 2020

    The L-39NG passed the aerodynamic tests for armed version

    Shortly after the L-39NG training version certification, an important initial step in the preparation of its armed version has been completed. A series of L-39NG tests took place in the low-speed wind tunnel of the Czech Aerospace Research Centre in Prague (VZLU), this time the tests were focused on the ability of the aircraft to carry various weapon systems. Full article

  • 16.10. 2020

    20 years of the L-159 aircraft in the Czech Air Force

    In December 2020, it will be twenty years of operation of the L-159 ALCA light combat aircraft the Czech Air Force. The L-159 aircraft had played significant role in adapting the Czech tactical pilots to the new operational standards, and today, it is preparing new pilots before the transition to supersonic JAS-39 Gripen. Full article

  • 18.9. 2020

    The L-39NG aircraft has received its type certificate

    AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE and its strategic partner OMNIPOL announced that the L-39NG aircraft has received its type certificate. Based on the positive results of ground and flight tests, the certification was issued by the Military Aviation Authority of the Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic. Full article

  • 18.9. 2020

    We hosted the 5th L-39 Users Group conference

    For the fifth time, users of the legendary L-39 aircraft met to discuss their experience with the operation of these training and light-attack jets. The conference was organized by the Czech Air Force together with the AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE a.s. and OMNIPOL a.s. companies. Full article

  • 17.9. 2020

    The first L-159 after PP16 works delivered to the Czech Air force

    Aero Vodochody handed over to the 21st Tactical Air Force Base Čáslav the first of 16 single-seat L-159 ALCA aircraft, which are undergoing periodic work after sixteen years of operation (PP16), the operation of those light combat aircraft will be extended by another eight years on the basis of a contract with the Czech army. Full article

  • 31.8. 2020

    Breitling Jet Team chief pilot flew L-39NG (VIDEO)

    The founder and chief pilot of the Breitling Jet Team, Jacques Bothelin, visited AERO Vodochody to try a new L-39NG jet. His partner in the cockpit was company test pilot Vladimír Továrek. Full article

  • 11.6. 2020

    Aero Vodochody offered to Slovakia a long-term strategic cooperation in pilot training

    The Czech Republic and Slovak Republic can follow on a joint history and benefit from cooperation on building air defence. AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE, with the support of the Czech Ministry of Defence, offered to Slovak side long-term cooperation in training of Slovak tactical pilots in the Czech Republic and Slovakia on the new L-39NG training aircraft, an important part of which is significant industrial cooperation. Full article

  • 11.6. 2020

    AERO Vodochody begins to write a new chapter with new owners

    “After thirteen years, AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE (Plc.) changes owner. The group of companies into which AERO Vodochody belongs, has been bought from the Penta Group by AERO Investment Partners Zrt, a company registered in Hungary. This is a joint venture between a Czech company AERO International, part of the OMNIPOL group and a renowned businessman from Hungary. The OMNIPOL group will be responsible for management of the new company.” Full article

  • 3.6. 2020

    The L-39NG fatigue test has started. (VIDEO)

    The fatigue test of the L-39NG jet aircraft, proving the service life of the new airframe in the length of 5,000 flight hours, has started in the Czech Aerospace Research Centre (VZLÚ). Full article

  • 30.4. 2020

    Impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on Aero

    Like any other company on international market, AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE is confronted with unforeseeable impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The management of Aero decided to keep the company running and operational in all activities: MRO, aerostructures, and the L-39NG project. Full article

  • 27.3. 2020

    The L-39NG opened the flight envelope

    The new light jet trainer aircraft L-39NG from Czech aircraft manufacturer AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE a.s., opened the flight envelope up to the full range of expected heights and speeds by completing another series of flight tests. Based on the results, maximum speed of 490 KCAS / Mach 0.8 was permitted and maximum ceiling of 38,000 feet (11,580 meters) was allowed. Full article

  • 4.3. 2020

    The L-39NG successfully passed the fuselage strength test

    One of the most important strength tests of the L-39NG (serial number 7002) - the fuselage strength test - has been performed at the Czech Aerospace Research Centre (VZLU). A successful static test can be considered as an important milestone on the road to full certification of the aircraft. Full article

  • 20.1. 2020

    Aero Vodochody will double its revenues this year

    Revenues of the biggest Czech aircraft manufacturer, AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE, will almost double up to 5-6 bn CZK (200-240 mEUR) this year in comparison to 2019. Such growth will be strongly driven by new MRO businesses, ramp up on the A220 programme and start of industrialization of L-39NG new jet trainer and light attack aircraft. Full article