L-39 Users From all Over the World Meet in AERO Vodochody

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ODO LEN AV O DA, CZECH REPUB­LIC. A ER OVo doch ody AEROSPACE and its busi­ness part­ner Om­nipol in­vited rep­re­sen­ta­tives of many coun­tries to the 1st L-39 Users’ Group Con­fer­ence Septem­ber 15 to cel­e­brate the leg­endary jet air­craft. Aus­tria, Bangladesh, the Czech Repub­lic, Es­to­nia, Ge­or­gia, Hun­gary, Lithua­nia, Mozam­bique, Nige­ria, Slo­vakia, Thai­land, Tu­nisia and Uganda– rep­re­sen­ta­tives of these coun­tries ar­rived in AERO to share their ex­pe­ri­ence with the L-39 Al­ba­tros jet trainer. The 1st L-39 Users’ Group Con­fer­ence was held un­der aus­pices of the Czech Air Force.

The aim of the meet­ing was not only the cel­e­bra­tion of past suc­cesses of the air­craft, but also the fu­ture out­look of the pro­gramme. The at­ten­dees were in­tro­duced to the project of a new mil­i­tary air­craft cur­rently driven by AERO –the L-39NG. For cur­rent users of the L-39, AERO of­fers a smooth tran­si­tion to the L-39NG con­ceived as a two-step process start­ing with the in­stal­la­tion of a new en­gine and op­tional avion­ics into ex­ist­ing air­frames and fol­lowed by the tran­si­tion to the en­tirely new L-39NG air­frame while us­ing the pre­vi­ously ac­quired en­gine and avion­ics.

The L-39 and its suc­ces­sors L-59, L-139 and L-159 be­came the most suc­cess­ful jet training fam­ily world­wide ever. Over 3,000 air­craft of this type were man­u­fac­tured up to now and the jet trainer has been his­tor­i­cally used by 45 mil­i­tary op­er­a­tors. To­day, the air­craft is op­er­ated also by civil cus­tomers in at least 15 coun­tries. The L-39 proved its qual­i­ties in 15 aer­o­batic teams all over the world, 8 of them still ac­tive as of to­day. The L-39 fam­ily has a to­tal log of over 5,000,000 flight hours with dozens of thou­sands of pi­lots trained on jets made in AERO. The air­craft be­came a leg­end not only be­cause of its ex­cel­lent ma­noeu­vra­bil­ity, but also for its abil­ity to suc­cess­fully com­plete

mis­sions in all cli­matic con­di­tions.

The L-39NG air­craft is a mod­ern and ef­fec­tive trainer de­signed as a uni­fied, com­pre­hen­sive training sys­tem for mod­ern air forces. The L-39NG is based on the aero­dy­namic con­cept of the cur­rent L-39, but utilises the lat­est tech­nolo­gies and equip­ment. While power is pro­vided by the highly mod­ern FJ44-4M en­gine the air­craft’s avion­ics are pre­pared to train fu­ture pi­lots of 4th and 5th gen­er­a­tion air­craft and can be tai­lored to the cus­tomer’s re­quire­ments to a great ex­tent. The L- 39NG is equipped with five mount­ing points for weapons. The air­craft also fea­tures a broad range of sim­u­la­tion tech­nolo­gies, in­clud­ing the in­te­gra­tion into high-tech tac­ti­cal sim­u­la­tion cen­tres with the goal of in­creas­ing training ef­fi­ciency.

The con­fer­ence was closed by a cer­e­mony and flight dis­play of air­craft made by Aero, in­clud­ing demon­stra­tion of un­der de­vel­op­ment L-39NG air­craft.

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