His very height suggests he is closer to the universe than the rest of us. In addition to sustainable architecture on Planet Earth, the Czech architect Tomáš Rousek has been designing buildings that may one day be installed on the Moon or on Mars. He also collaborates with the US government agency NASA and has […]
Their products have been to Mars and will also travel to distant Jupiter. Today, Brno-based Frentech Aerospace is one of the most successful Czech companies operating in the space industry and continues to accept new challenges. “Working in the space industry is interesting for us – it is a prestigious sector that builds on international cooperation,” […]
Specialist in electronic equipment for airports and heliports. This is how the Czech company TRANSCON ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS could briefly be described. Although not a large company, it has already worked on a number of major projects. “The differences between companies in our industry are to be found in the quality of pre- and after-sales service. We strive […]
One does not have the chance to interview an astronaut every day. When we had the opportunity to speak to Andrew Feustel, in addition to his space achievements we were impressed by his detailed knowledge of many aspects of the Czech Republic from its history to its geography, his excellent pronunciation of difficult Czech words […]
Stratolaunch Systems Corporation, founded by Paul G. Allen, today successfully completed the first flight of the world’s largest all-composite aircraft, the Stratolaunch. With a dual fuselage design and wingspan greater than the length of an American football field, the Stratolaunch aircraft took flight at 0658 PDT from the Mojave Air & Space Port. Achieving a maximum speed of 189 miles per hour, the plane flew for 2.5 hours over the Mojave Desert at altitudes up to 17,000 feet. As part […]
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 […]
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.