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AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE a.s.

Company profile

MAIN ACTIVITIES

  • Development, production, testing, repairs and upgrades of training and combat military aircraft
  • Follow-on support of proprietary aircraft, spare parts and tools delivery
  • Aerostructures (Production of aircraft parts and assembly for civil and military aircraft for other producers)
  • Foreign trade with military material.
  • Airport services

 

HISTORY OF THE COMPANY

AERO, the aircraft factory in Prague, was established in 1919, shortly after inset of Czechoslovakia. During the period between first and second world war, AERO successfully developed and produced numerous types of both military and civil aircraft. History of AERO Vodochody plant started in the early fifties with license production of fighter aircraft MiG-15. The 3,234 units of MiG-15 were produced till 1962. In the late fifties AERO joined “supersonic club” with production of MiG-19 fighter followed by MiG-21 fighter interceptor aircraft in 1962. In 1962, the first jet trainer with own design – the L-29 Dolphin was introduced. Between 1962 and 1974, 3,665 units of this successful aircraft were produced and delivered to 14 countries. Following the L-29 success, AERO launched development and production of new generation of primary/advanced trainer. The new L-39 Albatros aircraft made the first flight in 1968. From 1971 till 1990s, more than 2,850 L-39s were produced and delivered all versions to air forces in more than 30 countries. In 1997, AERO introduced light combat aircraft L-159 Alca. This aircraft was used in conflict with ISIS in hands of Iraqi air force. In civil sector, AERO is presented by the Ae270 project certified by EASA/FAA in December 2005/ February 2006. In 2018, the new generation jet trainer aircraft L-39NG was shown for the first time at the Rollout ceremony. Deliveries to the first customers will start in 2020. Currently, Aero continues in development of upgraded version of the L-159 named F/A-259 Striker. 

CONTACTS

Head of the company:Mr. Giuseppe Giordo
Address:U Letiště 374, 250 70 Odolena Voda, Czech Republic
Phone:+420 255 762 542
E-mail:info@aero.cz
Website:www.aero.cz

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