Aero Vodochody has accomplished the prescribed repairs (PP16) on all 16 single-seat L-159 ALCA plane and handed over the past one to the Czech Air Drive. The L-159s have been prolonged for one more eight years and different technical enhancements have been made. The L-159 ALCA mild fight plane, registration quantity 6070, was the final of 16 single-seat plane which were present process prescribed periodic overhauls at Aero Vodochody over the previous two years. The final accomplished Alka was handed over to the twenty first Tactical Air Drive Base at Caslav of the Czech Air Drive.

The second intermediate overhaul underneath the so-called PP16 (prescribed periodic work after 16 years of operation) consists of inspection and testing of all components of the plane, together with devices. The contract between the Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic and Aero Vodochody, concluded in 2019, additionally included technical enhancements to some components and features of the plane. The L-159s had been modified to make use of night time imaginative and prescient goggles (NVGs), together with the difference of the cabin and the set up of the plane’s inside and exterior lighting kits. A brand new digital backup show (ESIS) can change different backup devices and supply pilots with important place, velocity, or descent knowledge within the occasion of a failure of standard gadgets.


“To make sure the operational functionality of the L-159 fleet and the protection of the Czech Republic, we delivered the repaired plane at common intervals from September 2020 till the tip of 2022, once we accomplished the restore of the final plane. The nice benefit of L-159s is their cost-effective operation, particularly in comparison with supersonic plane, in numerous totally different variants of fight duties,” says Viktor Sotona, president & CEO Aero Vodochody.

Aero Vodochody accomplished the manufacturing of the final 16 L-159 plane in December final yr and handed it over to the Czech Air Drive within the type of a floor handover. The precise aerial handover of the final L-159 plane was carried out in January 2023. The L-159 plane are utilized by the Air Drive of the Military of the Czech Republic. As well as, the Czech mild assault plane from Aero Vodochody can be within the fleet of the Iraqi Air Drive. For coaching functions, Draken Europe has additionally lately began utilizing them, the place they play the function of aggressors within the coaching of pilots of RAF fighter plane – Eurofighter Storm and state-of-the-art F-35 plane.

AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE a.s. focuses on designing, manufacturing, sustaining, overhauling, and upgrading navy and civil plane. It’s the largest aviation producer within the Czech Republic and with a historical past courting again to 1919, Aero is among the oldest aerospace corporations on the planet. Within the subject of navy plane, Aero has been a dependable long-term companion to lots of the world’s air forces and continues to keep up a powerful place out there of navy coaching and lightweight fight plane. With a monitor document of 11,000 plane produced over the past 100 years, a broad protection of dozens of navy operators and demo groups, a major current fleet of L-39 Albatrosses, and with a brand-new plane, the L-39NG, Aero is sustaining its positioning as a pacesetter within the jet coaching market. Within the subject of civil aviation, Aero collaborates with lots of the world’s largest producers in a various vary of initiatives.