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AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE a.s.

AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE a.s. focuses on design and manufacturing of military and civil aircraft and it is the largest aviation manufacturer in the Czech Republic and one of the oldest aerospace companies worldwide. In the field of military aircraft, Aero has been a reliable long-term partner to many of the world's air forces and it has a strong position on the market of military training and light combat aircraft.

With a huge existing fleet of L-39 and with a brand new aircraft, L-39NG, Aero is positioning itself as a leader in the jet training market:

  • Aero has manufactured more than 3 000 jet training aircraft of its own design (L-39, L-59, L-159)
  • Total flight log of the fleet exceeds 5 000 000 flight hours 
  • L-39/59/159 are operated in total by 45 military operators and in 15 countries by civilians
  • Service support for more than 45 years
  • Experience with operation in all climatic conditions (tropics, desert, sea shore, mild climate, boreal climate)


In the field of a civil aviation, Aero partners with many of the world's largest manufacturers in a diverse range of projects.  More recently, Aero became a full partner in several risk-sharing programs, taking responsibility not only for the production of structures but also for development.