Four modernised L-39s were handed over to Kazakhstan

Four modernised L-39s were handed over to Kazakhstan
Four modernised L-39s were handed over to Kazakhstan

The Kazakh Air Force received four overhauled L-39C aircraft from Aero Vodochody and OMNIPOL in October 2021, according to Aero Vodochody. The avionics were also updated as part of the overhaul. A Kazakhstani government group visited the two enterprises and discussed the expansion of their collaboration.



Aero Vodochody overhauled and updated four L-39C aircraft in its Czech Republic aviation facility. Kazakhstan hosted the handover. Retraining of the customer's technicians and aviation employees was also included in the contract. Kazakhstan received three dozen L-39s originally provided to the Soviet Union by OMNIPOL in the 1970s and 1980s.

Four modernised L-39s were handed over to Kazakhstan

Aero Vodochody also upgraded the avionics of the Kazakh aircraft as part of modernisation. This modernisation greatly simplifies the user's transfer to the new L-39NG. It upgrades the L-39 aircraft to meet the training needs for next-generation aircraft.

"During the modernisation, we integrated the main elements of the L-39NG standard avionics, such as the Speel Praha head-up display and the Genesis Aero Systems multifunctional displays, into the L-39 aircraft of the Air Force of Kazakhstan," said Pavel Tma, Vice President of Projects at Aero Vodochody.