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L-39NG on evaluation flights in Hungary

The L-39NG visited the 59th Air Force Base of the Hungarian Defence Forces in Kecskemét, to perform the evaluation flights with representatives of the Hungarian Air Force. The L-39NG second flight prototype with MSN 7004 landed at the Hungarian air base on Tuesday, November 17. In the following days, a mixed Czech-Hungarian crew performed totallyMore »

20 years of the L-159 aircraft in the Czech Air Force

(www.aero.cz) In December 2020, it will be twenty years of operation of the L-159 ALCA light combat aircraft the Czech Air Force. The L-159 aircraft had played significant role in adapting the Czech tactical pilots to the new operational standards, and today, it is preparing new pilots before the transition to supersonic JAS-39 Gripen. On JulyMore »

The L-39NG passed the aerodynamic tests for armed version

(www.aero.cz) Shortly after the L-39NG training version certification, an important initial step in the preparation of its armed version has been completed. A series of L-39NG tests took place in the low-speed wind tunnel of the Czech Aerospace Research Centre in Prague (VZLU), this time the tests were focused on the ability of the aircraft toMore »

Dieter John, Aero: The L-39NG aircraft is the future of Aero for next 30 years

Watch the interview with Dieter John – president & CEO of AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE.

The L-39NG aircraft has received its type certificate

AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE and its strategic partner OMNIPOL announced that the L-39NG aircraft has received its type certificate. Based on the positive results of ground and flight tests, the certification was issued by the Military Aviation Authority of the Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic. The new aircraft, which continues in the tradition ofMore »

AERO Vodochody has new owners

After thirteen years, AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE changes owner. The group of companies into which AERO Vodochody belongs, has been bought from the Penta Group by AERO Investment Partners Zrt, a company registered in Hungary. This is a joint venture between a Czech company AERO International, part of the OMNIPOL group and a renowned businessman fromMore »

The L-39NG fatigue test has started

The fatigue test of the L-39NG jet aircraft, proving the service life of the new airframe in the length of 5,000 flight hours, has started in the Czech Aerospace Research Centre (VZLÚ). The process of airframe tests will be performed by fatigue load sequence simulating the real operating loads of the aircraft. In total, upMore »

The L-39NG opened the flight envelope

The new light jet trainer aircraft L-39NG from Czech aircraft manufacturer AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE a.s., opened the flight envelope up to the full range of expected heights and speeds by completing another series of flight tests. Based on the results, maximum speed of 490 KCAS / Mach 0.8 was permitted and maximum ceiling of 38,000More »

The L-39NG successfully passed the fuselage strength test

One of the most important strength tests of the L-39NG (serial number 7002) – the fuselage strength test – has been performed at the Czech Aerospace Research Centre (VZLU). A successful static test can be considered as an important milestone on the road to full certification of the aircraft. The purpose of the tests wasMore »