NATO Working Group visited Aero

Vodochody, April 5, 2023 - Aero welcomed a representative of the NATO Flight Safety Working Group, whose 56th meeting was held in the Czech Republic this year, to its facility. On the agenda were presentations and discussions on the topic of aviation safety and a tour of the production of the new Aero L-39NG trainer aircraft.

The traditional Czech aircraft manufacturer Aero was visited by more than five dozen NATO Working Group participants and guests from 23 countries. "We briefed the participants on the history and present of Aero's production concerning military aviation technology and introduced them to our company's approach to ensuring the safety of aviation operations. At the end of the meeting, the participants saw the production of the L-39NG trainer aircraft, which is used to train pilots of modern air forces and is compatible with all requirements and systems within NATO countries," said Viktor Sotona, President and CEO of Aero.

The L-39NG's robust design ensures a high level of protection for pilots in the event of an emergency landing or crash. The aircraft is also certified for potential bird strikes up to 650 km/h without damage. The versatile L-39NG aircraft has a design life of up to 15,000 flight hours, depending on its use. In the Czech Republic, the L-39NG aircraft will not only be used to train pilots of the Czech Air Force but should also be used to train pilots of other countries in the NATO Flight Training Europe program.

The international delegation in Aero consisted of not only participants from the NATO Flight Safety Working Group (FSWG) but also representatives from the NATO Aviation Committee (AVC), guests from the Military Commitee Air Standardization Board (MCASB), representatives of NATO international fleets (EATC, etc.) and other distinguished guests from the industry.

The NATO Military Aviation Safety Working Group focuses on the development of aviation safety standards, on the safety of aircraft and aviation-related ground equipment, on the safety of aerial weapons, or safety requirements for flying and static demonstrations. 

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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