New management team of AERO presented its strategy for future of the company. In the middle of March, Dieter John replaced Giuseppe Giordo as President and CEO of AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE. During past weeks, new CEO consolidated his management team and now he presented his plans for AERO. AERO’s business strategy as it was set out […]
Category: Defence & Military
Light military transport aircraft IL-112V made its first flight from the aerodrome of the aircraft building enterprise PJSC “VASO” on 31. March 2019. The first prototype of the IL-112V, built under a contract with the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, lifted into the air on March 30. The crew was commanded by Nikolai […]
Interview by: Jakub Fojtík Mr Planička, LOM PRAHA boasts the longest tradition amongst the Czech aviation companies, what is the company’s current position? We celebrated our 100th anniversary in 2015 and the company has demonstrated that it has been a truly strategic enterprise of the Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic for many years. […]
In an interview for the Aerospace magazine, Grob’s Test and Chief Instructor pilot Major Ret. Tom Reinert talks about the company’s history and its breakthrough trainer Grob 120TP. The story of GROB AIRCRAFT SE (previously known as Grob Aerospace) started in Tussenhausen-Mattsies in South Germany in 1971. Since then, Grob has become an important player in the […]
Changes in the management of Aero Vodochody, President Giuseppe Giordo is leaving after three years in the company
President and CEO of AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE Giuseppe Giordo leaves the company management after joint agreement with the shareholder Penta investment based on closure of initial phase of the company repositioning and the opening of new horizons for both. Current CFO Dieter John is taking over the Aero Vodochody management. Dieter John has previously held […]
The L-39NG is entering a large worldwide market of almost 5,000 jet and turboprop trainer aircraft. This market segment is facing a reduction in size accompanied by a strong focus on a significant increase in trainer aircraft versatility and their capability to be deployed in more training stages simultaneously, with a concurrent demand to reduce acquisition and operating costs. In […]
Interview with Laurent Donnet, SkyTech VP Business Development One of the hot topics in the military world that has been expanding after NATO intervention in Afghanistan is pooling and sharing of non-core but still key capabilities. This is accompanied by commercialisation of military capabilities and wide-ranging outsourcing of capabilities performed previously solely by military organisations. […]
The recent return of AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE to the traditional aviation markets was, no doubt, triggered by the sale of the stored L-159s a few years ago. An agile US company Draken International became the first buyer and it soon introduced the L-159 to a very promising aggressor market. With 21 jets to be delivered in total, the L-159 plays a significant role in Draken future as well as in the training of US Air Force, and the Navy and Marine Corps.
Silent waters run deep. This is more than true of Omnipol. With a history going back to 1934, the company celebrates its 85th anniversary this year. Throughout the years, the company has undergone many changes, but it has not affected its ability to capitalise on its extensive experience and exceptional know-how. Today, this purely Czech company is the global Number One in more than just military passive surveillance systems. By investing in the L-39NG trainer jet project, the company has returned in full strength to the battlefield of the defence and security market where it historically belongs.
Aero Vodochody, the company with historically the largest production of light jets in Europe and one of the biggest in the world, commemorates its 100th anniversary stronger than ever before. With its outstanding new L-39NG launched a few months ago and a firm footing in global aeronautical markets, the company is set to be a proud follower of the Czech aviation expertise, professionalism and century-long tradition. Aero's President and CEO, Mr Giuseppe Giordo, spoke about the company's latest achievements and its future prospects, while Executive Vice President L-39NG, Mr Marco Venanzetti, provided an insight into the L-39NG programme challenges and opportunities.