Senegalese Chief of Air Force flew L-39NG

The first customer flew in L-39NG aircraft. General Joseph Mamadou Diop, the Chief of the Air Force of the Republic of Senegal, made an hour-lasting flight with test pilot of Aero Vodochody Vladimír Továrek on Sunday 6th October. General Joseph Mamadou Diop and Vladimír Továrek The first prototype of L-39NG, new jet trainer and lightMore »

CEO of AERO Vodochody Dieter John introduced strategy for next five years

President and CEO of AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE introduced on Thursday June 27 company strategy for next five years.

Paris Air Show 2019 (videos inside the article)

The Paris Air Show 2019 begun on Monday June 17 in Le Bourget, France. Several Czech aviation companies are present there. Czech companies at Paris Air Show 2019 (17. 6. 2019) Embraer KC-390 at Paris Air Show 2019 (18. – 19. 6. 2019)

Aero will overhaul 16 L-159 aircraft for the Czech army for CZK 1.6 billion

AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE a.s. and Czech Ministry of Defence announced during the International Defence and Security Technologies Fair in Brno, Czech Republic contract for maintenance of 16 L-159 aircraft in four years. The total value of the so called PP16 contract – maintenance after 16 years of service – is CZK 1.6 billion. The PP16More »

New president of CCAI is Dieter John

Dieter John – new president and CEO of AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE – is also new president of the Confederation of the Czech Aviation Industry. Dieter John has previously held executive managerial positions in international aerospace companies such as Astrium, Eurocopter, Airbus Group and most recently Bombardier Transportation and Management Consulting.

Aero celebrates 100 years

In 2019 Aero Vodochody celebrates the 100th anniversary of its existence. Since 1919 Aero has developed dozens of military and civilian aircraft, and it has produced more than 11,000 of them in total. With these figures, it is the largest aircraft manufacturer in history of the Czech Republic. It has achieved significant successes with its jet trainers the L-29 Delfín and the L-39 Albatros and theMore »

The new Czech L-39NG made its first flight performing first development tests

The first pre-serial L-39NG trainer and light attack aircraft with serial number 7001 made its first flight on 22nd December, at Aero Vodochody Airport. The new generation of the Czech jet trainer was piloted by Aero’s test pilots David Jahoda and Vladimír Továrek. At 10:38am, the aircraft took off from the runway, climbed up to 5,000More »

Wings of Future – competiton for high school students

CCAI organizes competiton for students of Czech high schools. They have to build their own walkalong glider and complete 30 meters long track with one 180° turn. Watch two movies (in Czech language) how successfull students are.  

The new Czech jet aircraft L-39NG rolled out from the hangar

On Friday 12th October 2018, at 11:50, the first L-39NG pre-series aircraft rolled out from the hangar at AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE, the leading Czech aerospace company. This significant milestone has been achieved in line with the L-39NG project schedule and Aero is now going to prepare the aircraft for its maiden flight planned before the endMore »

Production of the first L-39NG has entered its next stage, heading to the roll-out

The assembly of the first L-39NG aircraft in Aero Vodochody continues in accordance to the production schedule. All sections of a fuselage have been integrated to form the final assembly structure called a cigar. This step means another important milestone of the assembly of the first L-39NG. The airframe is now 70% complete and theMore »