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We know what we have - Aero Vodochody - Part 4

Do you know what connects Agent James Bond and American billionaire Elon Musk? Aircraft manufactured by the Czech, resp. Czechoslovak company. In another video from the #WeKnowWhatWeHave series, Tomas Kopecny, Deputy of Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic for Industrial Cooperation, presents Aero Vodochody.

AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE a.s. focuses on design and manufacturing of military and civil aircraft and it is the largest aviation manufacturer in the Czech Republic and one of the oldest aerospace companies worldwide. In the field of military aircraft, Aero has been a reliable long-term partner to many of the world's air forces and it has a strong position on the market of military training and light combat aircraft.


With a huge existing fleet of L-39 and with a brand new aircraft, L-39NG, Aero is positioning itself as a leader in the jet training market:

  • Aero has manufactured more than 3 000 jet training aircraft of its own design (L-39, L-59, L-159)
  • Total flight log of the fleet exceeds 5 000 000 flight hours 
  • L-39/59/159 are operated in total by 45 military operators and in 15 countries by civilians
  • Service support for more than 45 years
  • Experience with operation in all climatic conditions (tropics, desert, sea shore, mild climate, boreal climate)



The aim of the series is to introduce strategically important Czech manufacturers in the field of defense industry to the general public and to support them abroad as well. His motto is: We know what we have and we want you to know it too.


Milan Dostal, Commercial and Economic Counsellor, Embassy of the Czech Republic in Kuala Lumpur