The first two overhauled and modernized L-39C aircraft arrived to Kazakhstan
The overhaul project and the extensive modernization of the Kazakh Air Defence Force Aircraft, was successfully provided by OMNIPOL, the strategic partner of Aerovodochody. The first two L-39C training aircraft, overhauled and modernized by AERO Vodochody, arrived safely back at the customer base on Lake Balkhash in southeastern Kazakhstan on March 9, 2021. The production plant specialists are working alongside local experts.
The Aircraft are being re-assembled and can be taken over by the customer during April 2021. Due to the fact that this is a sophisticated modernization of the aircraft, the handover of the aircraft to the customer is preceded by very comprehensive training of both ground staff and pilots. Despite the slight delay that the project suffered, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The customer is very satisfied with the quality of work carried out on the aircraft after the overhaul and modernization. This marks the beginning of a new era of pilot training for the Kazakh Air Force. Thanks to the modernization of the aircraft, incorporating 21st century technology, the pilots now have an L-39C that has moved to a fourth generation aircraft.
AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE
AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE a.s. focuses on the design, manufacturing maintenance, overhaul and upgrade of military and civil aircraft and is the largest aviation manufacturer in the Czech Republic and with history since 1919 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 track record of 11,000 aircraft produced over the last 100 years, a broad coverage of dozens of military operators and demo teams, a huge existing fleet of L-39 Albatrosses and with a brand new aircraft, the L-39NG now, 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. More recently, Aero became a full partner in several risk-sharing programmes, taking responsibility not only for the production of structures but also for development.
OMNIPOL is a Prague headquartered investment and trading group with more than eighty-five years of experience in both the domestic international markets. The company provides cutting-edge solutions for the defence and security sectors.
OMNIPOL is the owner of two very well known subsidiaries namely ERA and MESIT. They are both production companies with advanced technologies, which mainly focus on passive systems for monitoring air, land and naval targets, military communications, aircraft instruments and precision engineering production, including its own foundry together with galvanic processes. They also deal with related software products, but also cybersecurity, both for the military and civilian sectors. The entire OMNIPOL Group employs more than 1,400 professionals, of which over 200 employees are involved in research and development of new products.