L-39NG Aircraft Entered New Stage of Development
(Source: Aero Vodochody Aerospace; issued Sept 12, 2016)
Czech air manufacturer Aero Vodochody has demonstrated the aerobatic capabilities of its L-39NG, a re-engined and updated version of its Albatros jet trainer which Aero is marketing as an effective and affordable replacement. (Aero photo)
The demonstrator of re-engined L-39 is now in development testing and it has been tested in full operating range. After expertise by the manufacturer of the engine, we have confirmed the capability of the engine to operate in a fully aerobatic aircraft as L-39NG.

In past months, the AERO and its business partner OMNIPOL presented the aircraft to first potential international customers who have expressed a serious interest in the aircraft and their pilots were very satisfied by performance of the L-39NG demonstrator.

The aircraft in a new attractive camouflage will be presented during 1st L-39 Users Group Conference, which starts in Aero today, and then it leaves for Ostrava, where it will be shown on a static display during 2016 NATO Days.

The L-39NG aircraft is a modern and effective trainer designed as a unified, comprehensive training system for modern air forces. The L-39NG is based on the aerodynamic concept of the current L-39, but utilizes the latest technologies and equipment. Power is provided by the highly modern FJ44-4M engine supplied with the TAP Blue engine support service to ensure unprecedented airworthiness and predictable maintenance costs.

The aircraft's avionics are prepared to train future pilots of 4th and 5th generation aircraft and can be tailored to the customer's requirements to a great extent. The L-39NG is equipped with five mounting points for weapons. The aircraft also features a broad range of simulation technologies, including the integration into high-tech tactical simulation centres with the goal of increasing training efficiency.


AERO Vodochody Aerospace a.s. focuses on the design and manufacturing of military and civil aircraft and is the largest aviation manufacturer in the Czech Republic and one of the oldest aerospace companies in the world. With over 6,700 training and light combat aircraft designed, manufactured and delivered, AERO is historically the largest producer of this type of aircraft in the world. Its current focus is on the support of its final products, the L-39, L-59 and L-159 aircraft, and on the development of the new generation of its legendary jet trainer aircraft, the L-39NG.

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