Following to delivery of the nose fuselage section to L-39NG program in June 2018 Evektor-Aerotechnik delivered rear fuselage section with tail to L-39NG assembly line at Aero Vodochody. Quality inspection and acceptance of delivery was made by inspection team from Aero Vodochody at Evektor-Aerotechnik´s production facility in Kunovice on August 31st. The other three sets of the front and rear fuselage section are scheduled to be delivered by Evektor-Aerotechnik yet in 2018.
Roll-out of the first prototype of the new L-39NG is planned by Aero Vodochody for October, 2018.
At Farnborough Air Show in June / 2018 Aero Vodochody announced commercial agreements with two new customers for L-39NG – SkyTech from Portugal and RSW Aviation from USA. Including contract signed with Senegal the company has orders for delivery of the first 38 aircraft of L-39NG.
The L-39NG aircraft is a modern effective light combat aircraft and military jet trainer. The aircraft is a next generation of the legendary L-39 Albatros which is operated in air forces of more than 30 countries. The L-39NG has a redesigned airframe with reduced weight and increased service life, is powered by the new Williams FJ44-4M engine and equipped with a modern integrated digital avionics.
Evektor is a design, engineering and aircraft manufacturing company from the Czech Republic, with almost 50 year of aircraft manufacturing experience and sales network in 40 countries worldwide. Evektor produces light sport aircraft and has under development utility twin engine turboprop EV-55 Outback for transportation of 9 to 14 passengers. The company is supplier of machined parts for OEMs and has extensive development activities in the area of automotive and mechanical engineering industry.