Czech Aerospace Company Delivers Last of 12 L-159s to Iraqi Air Force
– The L-159 is an ideal platform for advanced combat and pilot training for fourth and fifth-generation fighter aircraft. With over 20 years of successful service with the Czech Air Force, the L-159 has proven to be a reliable and cost-effective aircraft.
– Delivering military aircraft from the Czech Republic to Iraq requires extensive preparation and diplomatic coordination with multiple countries along the route. Aero Vodochody provides not only aircraft and maintenance but also spare parts, ground equipment, and tools to ensure the smooth operation of its aircraft.
– With 11,000 aircraft produced in its 100-year history, AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE a.s. has established itself as a leader in the global jet trainer market. The company also partners with major aircraft manufacturers on civil aviation projects and is responsible for the development of aircraft assemblies.
Aero Vodochody, a leading Czech aircraft manufacturer, has delivered the last of 12 L-159 aircraft to the Iraqi Air Force under a post-sales support contract. The L-159T1 aircraft, with fuselage number IQAF-5901, was produced in 2003 and underwent a conversion to a two-seat design in 2007. It was used for training Iraqi pilots in the Czech Republic before being overhauled at Aero and flown to Iraq.
Text: Aero Vodochody AEROSPACE, Katerina Urbanova
Edited: Katerina Urbanova
Photo credit: Aero Vodochody AEROSPACE