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Did AERO Vodochody and LOM PRAHA sign a contract to deliver new L-39NG jet aircraft?









A contract for the delivery of four new L-39NG jet aircraft for the basic and advanced training of Czech Air Force pilots at the Czech Ministry of Defense was signed by representatives of AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE and LOM PRAHA on November 14, 2022. Additionally, post-warranty equipment or support is covered by the contract. The contract stipulates that the first aircraft must be delivered no later than 28 months after the contract's commencement.






The state enterprise LOM PRAHA is a very important customer for us because excellent experience and favorable feedback from domestic users are always the best references for any manufacturer. We are grateful that the Czech Army pilots will continue their training on our L-39NG aircraft at the Flight Training Centre run by LOM PRAHA, says Aero Vodochody President Viktor Sotona.


"To maintain the continuity of the training of tactical air force pilots on subsonic aircraft in the training centre of the state enterprise, the L-39NG was purchased. The LOM PRAHA Air Training Centre has been using the L-39C Albatros for eighteen years, but they are nearing the end of their technical life. Additionally, the purchase of new aircraft shows Czech defense industry support and cooperation "Ji Protiva, director of the government-owned company LOM PRAHA, says.


Four L-39NG aircraft will be delivered under the terms of the contract, which also covers any necessary equipment or support after the sale. The state enterprise will also receive ground equipment, initial sets of spare parts and consumables, a flight planning and analysis system, a ground training system, special and high-altitude equipment, survival equipment, initial training for pilots and ground personnel, ground equipment, initial sets of spare parts and consumables. An option to deliver an additional 4 planes is also included in the contract.



The new L-39NG aircraft will be used for fundamental, advanced, and fundamental combat training, which teaches pilots how to use jet aircraft to carry out combat-related tasks. In addition to training pilots from other nations as part of the NATO Flight Training Europe (NFTE) program, which the Pardubice Flight Training Centre has already been certified as one of the first two approved campuses in Europe, the acquired aircraft will primarily be used by Czech Air Force pilots.


The Czech Republic's Ministry of Defense is the organization that founded the public company LOM PRAHA. First Deputy Minister of Defence Frantiek Ulc said, "I am pleased that the contract for the acquisition of new L-39NG jet aircraft has been signed, which will ensure the full-scale continuation of the tactical training of Czech Army pilots. By taking this step, we are also supporting the Czech defense industry.



The new L-39NG aircraft will be used for fundamental, advanced, and fundamental combat training, which teaches pilots how to use jet aircraft to carry out combat-related tasks. In addition to training pilots from other nations as part of the NATO Flight Training Europe (NFTE) program, which the Pardubice Flight Training Centre has already been certified as one of the first two approved campuses in Europe, the acquired aircraft will primarily be used by Czech Air Force pilots.


This year, the L-39NG, the newest version of the storied Albatros trainer, received type certification without conditions. It is a subsonic jet aircraft. Now, its global distributor, Czech company AERO Vodochody, can sell it. It has already signed a number of contracts, and it is currently negotiating more. One of the most significant clients is the Czech state-owned company LOM PRAHA, which trains pilots for the Czech Army. The most cost-effective training and reconnaissance platform in its class, the L-39NG enables the training of pilots for the most cutting-edge air forces.




The Aero Vodochody AEROSPACE



The Aero Vodochody The largest aircraft producer in the Czech Republic and one of the oldest in the world, AEROSPACE a.s. focuses on the development, production, maintenance, and improvement of civil and military aircraft. Aero is a long-term partner of several military air forces in the field of its own aircraft, and it holds a dominant position in the market for military trainers and light combat aircraft. Aero has established itself as a leader in the international jet trainer market with 11,000 aircraft produced over the course of its 100-year history, hundreds of L-39 Albatros aircraft still in service with dozens of military operators and a number of demo teams, and particularly with its new L-39NG aircraft. In the field of civil aviation, Aero collaborates with major aircraft manufacturers on a variety of projects and is a participant in a number of risk-sharing initiatives, where it is in charge of both the development and production of aircraft assemblies.


S.p. LOM PRAHA



LOM PRAHA s.p. is a stalwart company in the Czech aviation sector. With a closed repair cycle, it is the top repair facility for Mi series helicopters in NATO and EU nations. The business has received full certification from recognized aviation authorities. LOM PRAHA can provide comprehensive services related to the full life cycle support of Mi helicopters, in contrast to many rivals. The use of cutting-edge technologies, the expertise of the technical staff, and the emphasis on quality are undeniable advantages. The primary focus of LOM Praha s.p. is overhauling Mi-2, Mi-8/17, and Mi-24/35 helicopters and their components (turboshaft engines, reducers, and auxiliary take-off engines). Additionally, the business builds and fixes piston engines. Our Flight Training Center in Pardubice also offers flight training for pilots. Production of simulators and simulation technologies for aircraft, helicopters, and ground forces is carried out by the subsidiary VR Group, a.s. The rearmament of the Czech Air Force to the new H-1 helicopter platform, with simulation training for personnel and higher levels of repair of the UH-1Y Venom and AH-1Z Viper machines, will be a significant part of LOM PRAHA's future portfolio.


L-39NG


The new L-39NG received type certification without limitations, and serial production has started. The aircraft is the L-39C's direct replacement, which has produced countless accomplished pilots. This jet can serve as both a light attack aircraft and a single, all-encompassing aircraft for the comprehensive training of pilots of contemporary air forces. The L-39NG employs cutting-edge manufacturing techniques and tools. The aircraft's avionics are prepared to train upcoming pilots of fourth- and fifth-generation aircraft. The aircraft also comes equipped with a variety of simulation technologies, including one that will soon be integrated into a cutting-edge tactical simulation facility to improve training efficiency.





The L-39NG, the newest version of the storied Albatros trainer, received type certification without conditions. It is a subsonic jet aircraft. Now, its global distributor, Czech company AERO Vodochody, can sell it. It has already signed a number of contracts, and it is currently negotiating more. One of the most significant clients is the Czech state-owned company LOM PRAHA, which trains pilots for the Czech Army. The most cost-effective training and reconnaissance platform in its class, the L-39NG enables the training of pilots for the most cutting-edge air forces.



The legendary Albatros trainer's new generation, the L-39NG, was created in accordance with the most recent international standards. The successful international marketing campaign being run by AERO Vodochody has already resulted in the sale of twenty units, twelve to Vietnam and twelve to Hungary.


SOURCE: aero.cz ,aviacionline

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