Jan Čáp, an experienced manager with foreign experience, returns to AERO and strengthens the top management

Vodochody, January 24, 2023 - Jan Čáp is strengthening the top management of the largest aircraft manufacturer in the Czech Republic as of January 23. The experienced manager returns to AERO after three years as Executive Vice President and Chief Industrial Officer. He will be in charge of the complete supply chain from operational purchasing through production and assembly to output quality control.

"We are strengthening the team with a strong manager with international experience who will cover our entire production process. I believe that thanks to his experience and skills we will further accelerate the serial production of aircraft and move it towards LEAN processes, Industry 4.0 and readiness for the implementation of the new ERP information system," says Viktor Sotona, President and Chief Executive Officer of AERO.

Jan Čáp has many years of experience in aerospace manufacturing, both domestically and abroad. He has been involved in setting up aerospace manufacturing within GE Aviation in the UK. He has gained experience in the automotive, electrical and predominantly aerospace industries with international companies such as Avon Rubber plc, Continental AG, Precision Castparts Corp, General Electric, Moog Inc. and also AERO where he held the same position from 2017-2019.

"I consider it essential to accelerate modernization, which will allow us to streamline the production process, increase production capacity and its overall volume. This will make AERO ready for the ever-increasing demand. Strengthening our staff capacity will also be key," says Jan Čáp on the priorities in his new position as Executive Vice President and Chief Industrial Officer.

AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE a.s.
AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE a.s. focuses on the development, production, maintenance and improvement of civil and military aircraft and is the largest aircraft manufacturer in the Czech Republic and one of the oldest aircraft manufacturers in the world. In the field of own aircraft, AERO is a permanent partner of a number of military air forces and has a strong position in the market for military trainer and light combat aircraft. With 11,000 aircraft produced in its 100 years of existence, hundreds of L-39 Albatros aircraft still in service with dozens of military operators and a number of demo teams, and especially with its new L-39NG aircraft, AERO has established itself as a leader in the global jet trainer market. In the civil aviation sector, AERO works with major aircraft manufacturers on a wide range of projects and is a partner in several risk-sharing programs, where it is responsible not only for the manufacture and assembly of aircraft assemblies, but also for their development.


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