Evektor is an international company and belongs among the leading development and manufacturing companies which are active in the aircraft industry of the Czech Republic. Besides aviation, Evektor has extensive development activities in the area of automotive and mechanical engineering industry. Evektor company was founded in 1991 and since 1992 it has been active in the area of development and design of aircraft. Historically, Evektor continues in traditions of Aerotechnik CZ company which became part of Evektor in 1996 and which was founded in 1970, and during its existence it manufactured, among others, almost 200 L-13 Vivat airplanes.
More than 350 professionals in 6 branch offices throughout the Czech Republic
Over 1200 manufactured and sold airplanes to 40 countries all over the world
Focus on the development of advanced technologies – electric drives
for vehicles and aircraft
Participation in international research programs - one of the leaders
in the Clean Sky 2
Cooperation on the development of the combat aircraft L-159 ALCA
Prototype production of the airplane nose part
Initiation of the cooperation with Stihl and Viking
Branch crusher by Viking for gardeners
Initiation of the cooperation with Skoda-Auto, a.s.
Development and start of EV-97 Eurostar airplane manufacturing
Cooperation on the Ae 270 airplane development
Prototype production of the rear part of the Ae 270 airplane
Initiation of the development of the four-seat airplane VUT100 Cobra in cooperation with the VUT Aircraft Institute in Brno
Completion of the development of the two-seat airplane EV-97 VLA and the gaining of EASA Type Certificate
The first flight of the VUT100-120i Cobra prototype
Initiation of the turboprop EV-55 Outback airplane development
Beginning of the first EV-55 Outback prototype assembling
Purchase of 3D-printing technology and establishment of the Rapid Prototyping department
Purchase and launching of 3D optical scanning technology
Initiation of the business activity in the area of development of steel building structures
First flight of the EV-55 Outback prototype and launching of development tests
Completion of development concept of the electric motor-driven airplane SportStar EPOS
Launching of the SportStar EPOS factory flight tests
Evektor is actively involved in international cooperation and participates in a number of major research and development projects supported by the European Union and by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic.
Evektor is actively involved in the all-European research program Clean Sky 2. This program is focused on the research of new technologies in aviation which should reduce ful consumption, emissions of green house gases CO2 and Nox and noise emissions occurring during aircraft operation. The objective is the reduction of theses emissions by 20 – 30 % in comparison with the current state. Total 4 billion Euros will be invested into the research of new technologies until 2024.
In addition to Evektor, the members of the consorcium are: Airbus, EADS, Fraunhoffer, Alenia Aermacchi, Augusta Westland, Piagio Aero, Safran, Thales, Saab, Dassault Aviation, Liebherr and Rolls-Royce.
CESAR - Cost-Effective Small Aircraft
The Cost Effective Small Aircraft project was focused on the actual development process of aircraft from this category with the aim to reduce the development costs by 20% and to reduce the time necessary for launching a product into the market, the so-called time-to-market, from average 6 years to 4 years.
The technical scope of the project was concentrated on the improvement of development tools in the area of aerodynamics and design of aircraft. Moreover the project dealed with the selected airplane systems which have an essential influence on reducing operating costs and improving passenger transport safety.
The CESAR project was financially supported by the European Union.
IMPERJA - Improving the Fatigue Performance of Riveted Joints in Airframes
The IMPERJA project dealed with the fatigue life improvement of rivet joints, which should lead to airplane service life enhancement, lower frequency of checks and thus to reduction of airplane operating costs. 8 companies from Poland, Czech Republic and Germany were involved in this project.
The IMPERJA project was financially supported by the European Union via the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic.
ENFICA-FC - Environmental Friendly Inter City Aircraft Powered by Fuel Cells
This project dealed with the research and development of an airplane powered by electrical energy from hydrogen through fuel cells. During the project life the electrical power system was developed and installed in the demonstration airplane. 9 companies and institutions from 5 countries were involved in this project.
The ENFICA-FC project was financially supported by the European Union. For more information about the project, see www.enfica-fc.polito.it
ARTEMIS - Analytical Research of Risks in Electromagnetically Integrated Systems
The ARTEMIS project has the objective to create and verify new analytical and experimental methods for the assessment of inherent protection of small aircraft and the systems installed in them from electromagnetic effects of outside environment in all development stages, i. e. from the initial stages of virtual prototype creation up to flight tests, including certification. Three companies and two universities from the Czech Republic are involved in the project.
The ARTEMIS project is financially supported by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic.
Evektor is a holder of the certificates issued by EASA and by Czech Civil Aviation Authority. These certificates authorize us to develop and test small aircraft with a max take-off weight up to 5 700 kg. In addition, Evektor is also a holder of type certificates for the L13 Vivat and the EV-97 VLA Harmony airplanes.