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.

Number of participants in this year's conference was strongly influenced by the Covid-19 pandemic, and strict health protection measure had to be applied, yet representatives of L-39 operators from Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Nigeria and the Flight Training Center in Pardubice and LOM Praha met at Aero Vodochody.

The main topic of the conference this year were general overhauls. During the last two years, Aero signed contracts for MRO services for 22 L-39 aircraft for users in Africa and Central Asia. In addition to general overhauls, it also upgrades the aircraft, especially avionics, based on customer requirements.

An interactive element in the conference was the presentation Present and future of simulation technologies in the process of pilot and technical personnel training of the Czech company VR Group. Aero Vodochody and VR Group work closely together on the ground-based training system as well as in the design, development and production of simulators.