Aero has been shortlisted to deliver L-39NG trainer aircraft to the Philippines

Prague, May 2, 2022– After several delays, the ADAS Defence and Security Event was held in Manila, the capital of the Philippines. As one of the main exhibitors, AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE a.s. (Aero) presented its flagship product, the L-39NG. This aircraft fits exactly into the training concept of the Philippine Air Force, which is currently undergoing extensive modernization.


With the support of the Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic and the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Manila, several important business meetings took place during the event. Aero representatives held meetings with the Philippines Secretary of National Defense, Mr. Delfin N. Lorenzana, the National Security Adviser, Mr. Hermognes C. Esperon, the Secretary of the Department of Transportation, Mr. Arthur P. Tugade and the Air Force Chief, Major General Connor A. Canlas.


"The Philippine Air Force is currently looking for a replacement for the outdated S-211s, which are primarily used to train fighter pilots. The L-39NG concept offers the Philippine Air Force several advantages. Among its greatest strengths are the comprehensive training system which includes the
L-39NG aircraft, pilot and ground staff training, simulation solutions, advanced maintenance concept and weapon systems," said Viktor Sotona, CEO and President of the company.


Matěj Oliva, Director Marketing and PR, +420 734 513 737





AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE a.s. focuses on the design, manufacture, maintenance, overhaul and upgrade of military and civil aircraft. It is the largest aviation manufacturer in the Czech Republic and with history dating back to 1919, Aero is one of the oldest aerospace companies in the world. In the field of military aircraft, Aero has been a reliable long-term partner to many of the world's air forces and continues to maintain a strong position on the market of military training and light combat aircraft.


With a track record of 11,000 aircraft produced over the last 100 years, a broad coverage of dozens of military operators and demo teams, a significant existing fleet of L-39 Albatrosses and with a brand new aircraft, the L-39NG, Aero is maintaining its positioning as a leader in the jet training market. In the field of civil aviation, Aero collaborates with many of the world's largest manufacturers in a diverse range of projects.