The worlds leading jet trainer producer Aero Vodochody has selected Evektor-Aerotechnik to produce front and tail assembly of fuselage, aerodynamic brakes and package of detailed parts for L-39NG training combat aircraft.
L-39NG is a next generation of the legendary L-39 Albatros jet trainer which is operated in air forces of more than 30 countries. L-39NG combines the proven aerodynamic concept with the most advanced systems and modern manufacturing technologies.
L-39NG has a redesigned airframe with reduced weight and increased life, new Williams FJ44-4M engine and modern glass cockpit avionics.
“We are keen for production of L-39NG airframe assemblies” said Vladimír Matela, Managing Director of Evektor-Aerotechnik a.s. “L-39 has built a great reputation on the marketof jet training aircraft and the new L-39NG with the modern systems and technologies brings further benefits to air forces. Evektor has recently acquired the most modern production technologies and combined with our almost 50 year aircraft production experience and certified aircraft production by civil and military authorities we are excited to support the L-39NG project.”
“Among other international suppliers we selected Evektor because there is both engineering and manufacturing expertise in the company and they were flexible to support challenging L-39NG Program development milestone dates. Also, Aero Vodochody’s intent is to utilize the Czech supply base for the L39NG to the maximum possible extent and this way support the Czech Aviation industry.“ says Monika Kowalczykova, VP Supply Chain.
The L-39NG is a further extension of Evektors production cooperation activities with industry leaders.
The company develops and produces interior parts for Zodiac Aerospace for Airbus airline aircraft, is developing cooperation with Bell Helicopter Prague, a.s. and cooperates with other manufacturing companies from the industry. Recently Evektor was involved in modernization of the L-410NG turboprop from Aircraft Industries.
Evektor is a design, engineering and aircraft manufacturing company from the Czech Republic, with almost 50 year of aircraft manufacturing experience and a sales network in 40 countries worldwide. Evektor produces light sport aircraft and currently has under development utility twin engine turboprop EV-55 Outback for transportation of nine to fourteen passengers. The company is a supplier of machined parts for OEMs and has extensive development activities in the area of automotive and mechanical engineering.