The new president of Aero Vodochody introduced new management

Shortly after the change of shareholder, when the Hungarian-Czech company HSC Aerojet Zrt. became the owner of Aero Vodochody, the new President & CEO of Aero Vodochody, Viktor Sotona, announced new members of the top management of the largest Czech aircraft manufacturer.

"Aero Vodochody needs restructuring that will be led by my new team, which consists of experienced senior employees of Aero, as well as young and talented colleagues from the company, and also new managers from outside bringing new experiences to Aero," said Viktor Sotona, President & CEO of Aero Vodochody.

András Huszár has taken over the position of Vice President for Finance (CFO). He is an experienced financial manager who has been active mainly in the oil and energy industry. András Huszár had worked, for example, in the position of CFO of the groups MVM Energetika and INA grupa. He replaces Mariuzs Kedra, who stays in the company and will continue in the managerial position in the finance department of Aero.

The current Vice President for Sales (CBO) Jakub Hoda remains in office and will be responsible not only for the sales of the brand new L-39NG aircraft but also for MRO and Aerostructures sales activities. His task is to build a new integrated sales team and strengthen the customer care system.

Jiří Linka will take over the position of Vice President for Operations (COO). He has been working at Aero since 2013 in position of Assembly Director. Jiří Linka replaces the current production manager Jiří Vaverka, who is leaving Aero Vodochody. Jiří Vaverka has been working in Aero since 2019 and significantly contributed on ensuring the company's operations during the difficult period of sale of the company and under the difficult conditions of anti Covid-19 measures.

Josef Mašín will be the Vice President for Procurement. He comes from the Metalimex company, where he had been the Chief Commercial Officer. Josef Mašín replaces the current chief of procurement Hubert Kroczek. Hubert Krozcek is leaving Aero after two years, during which he helped Aero to sustain and develop its complex supply chain during the coronavirus crisis.

The new Vice President for Security will be Retired General Rostislav Pilc, former Chief of the Military Office of the President of the Czech Republic, and former Chief of Military Intelligence.


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.


Tobiáš Tvrdík, PR manager, +420 731 624 842

Tereza Vrublová, spokesperson, +420 734 518 038

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