Czech companies will supply the Hungarian Air Force with a full training system for L-39NG aircraft

Vodochody, September 1st, 2022 – More good news for the aerospace and defence industry in the Czech Republic. The delivery of twelve L-39NG jet trainers to Hungary will also include a ground-based simulation training system. This will be a key element for the seamless retraining of Hungarian pilots for the new Czech aircraft. Aero Vodochody has contracted the delivery of the simulation system to the Czech company VR Group, a.s. The company is a subsidiary of the state enterprise LOM PRAHA s.p., which was established by the Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic.

The Ground Based Training System will be part of the delivery of the L-39NG aircraft and will play a vital role in the introduction of the new aircraft into the training process of the Hungarian Air Force. The main task of the training system is to provide pilots with a set of effective simulation tools and equipment for familiarisation with the new aircraft. "This will provide long-term support to the Hungarian Air Force's training process in the area of individual and group pilot training on L-39NG aircraft," said Vít Pavelec, Senior Director, Customer Solutions & Support, at Aero Vodochody.

The entire comprehensive training system consists of desktop and progression simulators, as well as the so-called Full Mission Simulator, which prepares future pilots for tactical tasks. "Our main goal is to remove the line between simulation training and flying a real aircraft. We want to make the two phases as close as possible," said Vít Ryška, Chairman of the Board of VR Group, a.s.

The "simulator" display system consists of a nine-channel system that can project an image onto a spherical surface in a horizontal range of 300° with a vertical range of 120°. In addition to flying in all weather conditions, this will simulate, for example, night flying training including the use of realistic NVGs (Night Vision Goggles). The realism of the training will be further enhanced by, for example, a replica ejection seat or the preservation of all the flight characteristics of the real machine through an accurate model of the engine

The L-39NG ground simulation training system, which is part of the associated support services of this delivery, will be certified to European regulations at FTD (Flight Training Device) Level 2. Aero will execute the contract for the "simulators" with VR Group, a.s., with whom it has long cooperated closely, and which is a leading Central European provider of comprehensive training solutions for air and ground forces.

Aero Vodochody will deliver a total of twelve L-39NG jet trainer aircraft to the Hungarian Defence Forces, with the first to be delivered in 2024. Eight aircraft will be delivered in a trainer configuration and four in a reconnaissance configuration. "In addition, the new L-39NG aircraft designed for full-scale training of modern Air Force pilots have recently received 'full certification' and can be registered without restrictions with customers worldwide," added Vít Pavelec.

Jan Chvojka, Director of Marketing & PR

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