The Air Traffic Control at Prague Airport has purchased two airplanes to be used for flight verification of airborne ground equipment. The price of both airplanes, including built-in measuring devices, is almost 25 million euros (about 646 million crowns). The first machine will take over the company next week. Dispatchers will use them primarily to monitor their own ground facilities and the Czech army and other domestic entities.
“The new airplanes for our calibration squadron are definitely a milestone in our commercial operations, and we will be able to provide measurement flights for the needs of the company via modern aircraft and high-tech equipment on board, and continue to be able to compete on the foreign market,” said the CEO Jan Klas.
The price of both Beechcraft King Air 350 airplanes purchased from Aerodata AG from Germany includes aircraft maintenance costs, measurement equipment, and pilot training. Dispatchers will take over the first aircraft in Prague on December 18, that should be put into operation in January next year. The second aircraft should be delivered by the company in December 2019.