Category: Defence & Military

MILITARY PILOT TRAINING – SEVEN DECADES OF EXCELLENCE

MILITARY PILOT TRAINING – SEVEN DECADES OF EXCELLENCE

Date 17.6.2019

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Czech Republic has a long history in the area of military pilot training provided for a wide range of countries. The first real large-scale training occurred shortly after WWII when Israel was heavily supported by the then Czechoslovak administration. In the following decades, USSR satellite states´ pilots were trained in the country with hundreds of Czechoslovak pilots […]

CZECH CHOPPERS IN THE AFGHAN SKY

CZECH CHOPPERS IN THE AFGHAN SKY

Date 4.6.2019

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In January 2010 three Czech Mi-171Sh helicopters were unloaded in Afghanistan and soon after started to fulfil tasks within the ISAF international task force. After many missions in former Yugoslavia the most difficult foreign deployment of the rotary section of the Czech Air Force was about to begin. Prior to their departure these helicopters underwent […]

L-39NG program remains a key priority to AERO

L-39NG program remains a key priority to AERO

Date 27.4.2019

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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 […]

Light military transport aircraft IL-112V made its first flight

Light military transport aircraft IL-112V made its first flight

Date 2.4.2019

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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 […]

I would like LOM PRAHA to remain a constant on the Czech Republic’s aeronautical map

I would like LOM PRAHA to remain a constant on the Czech Republic’s aeronautical map

Date 18.3.2019

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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. […]

The breakthrough Grob 120TP trainer

The breakthrough Grob 120TP trainer

Date 20.2.2019

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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

Changes in the management of Aero Vodochody, President Giuseppe Giordo is leaving after three years in the company

Date 15.3.2019

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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 […]

MARKET SURVEY JET & TURBOPROP TRAINER AIRCRAFT

MARKET SURVEY JET & TURBOPROP TRAINER AIRCRAFT

Date 27.2.2019

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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 […]

THE CZECH AVIATION INDUSTRY IS VERY PROFESSIONAL, PASSIONATE AND EXTREMELY COST-EFFECTIVE  

THE CZECH AVIATION INDUSTRY IS VERY PROFESSIONAL, PASSIONATE AND EXTREMELY COST-EFFECTIVE  

Date 25.2.2019

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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 Aero L-159 is efficient, safe and lethal

The Aero L-159 is efficient, safe and lethal

Date 20.2.2019

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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. 

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