Aero was extending relations with the Slovak aviation industry at the IDEB trade fair
Aero Vodochody, the company representing the top of the aviation industry in Central Europe, offers a number of opportunities for industrial cooperation with Slovak companies in the field of development and production of aviation technology, including modern simulation technologies. That is why this year Aero also presented itself in Slovakia at the IDEB 2021 defence technology trade fair, which took place in August 25-27 in Bratislava.
The largest Czech aircraft manufacturer has a long term cooperation, for example, with the Slovak state-owned company Letecké opravovne Trenčín (LOTN), with which Aero recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding about the possibility of future significant extension of existing cooperation by involvement in the L-39NG programme. "Based on a joint memorandum, LOTN could become one of the main subcontractors for our new L-39NG jet trainer. Not only for LOTN but also for other Slovak companies, there are opportunities to participate in our projects, including research and development," said Jakub Hoda, vice president for sales and business development of Aero Vodochody.
"In the case of the procurement of the L-39NG aircraft by the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic, LOTN is ready to cooperate with Aero Vodochody. This cooperation would include not only the production of certain parts of the aircraft, but also cooperation on logistics support and cooperation in providing comprehensive training," said Ľubomír Galko, CEO and Chairman of the Board of LOTN.
During the exhibition, Aero was honoured to host at its stand a delegation of the Ministers of Defence of the Czech and Slovak Republics, important representatives of the armed forces and representatives of the defence industry.