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 »

The L-159T2 for the Czech Air Force made its first flight

The first L-159T2 for the Czech Air Force made its first flight on August 2, 2018, at Aero Vodochody Airport. Czech Air Force ordered three L-159T2 twin seat aircraft with several upgrades on board in 2016 to fulfil operational missions and advanced jet training. The L-159T2s are supposed to be delivered to the 21. TacticalMore »

Aero and IAI introduced multirole F/A-259 Striker aircraft

Farnborough, United Kingdom – Aero, the biggest Czech aircraft manufacturer, and Israel Aerospace Industries, world leader in defense systems technologies, introduced cost-effective, combat proven fighter attack aircraft. The F/A-259 Striker is a multirole aircraft for close air support, counter-insurgency operations and border patrolling with interception capabilities. The F/A-259 Striker combines the robustness and effectiveness ofMore »

Aero and RSW Aviation agreed on a strategic cooperation on the L-39NG/CW Program

Farnborough, United Kingdom – AERO Vodochody, a leading Czech aerospace company and one of the biggest light jets manufacturer in the world, and RSW Aviation, a one of the top military training providers in the United States covering training for military forces worldwide from ab initio to operationally qualified stage, signed today a Letter ofMore »

Visit CCAI at Farnborough International Airshow 2018 – Hall 1 / 1175

The Confederation of the Czech Aerospace Industry and its members are preparing for the world’s largest airshow of the year – Farnborough International Airshow 2018. FIA 2018 will be held at Farnborough Airport from 16th to 22nd July 2018. Visit CCAI stand at Hall 1 at the stand no. 1175.

Darren Ansell on F4S – interview and presentation

The Confederation of the Czech AviationIndustry was the partner of Flying 4 Students 2018. There were speeking many interesting speekers during two days in Bethlehem Chapel in Prague. First was aerospace engineer Darren Ansell from University of Lancashire. Editor: Matěj Mezera, camera: Zbyněk Smetana, Cumulus media s.r.o. Presentation in PDF HERE.