L-39NG - CTK
Farnborough 2018: Aero Vodochody announces new L-39NG sales, backlog increase
Charles Forrester, Farnborough - IHS Jane's Defence Industry
17 July 2018
Aero Vodochody signed agreements with two contracted air training service companies for its L-39NG at the Farnborough Airshow on 17 July.
SKYTECH signed a binding agreement for the delivery of 10 L-39NG aircraft, as well as an option for a further six. SKYTECH's senior vice-president, Mal Sandford, said that the company would be working to create a range of contracting models for potential customers, including pay-by-the-hour and leasing options.
“There’s shortfalls in training, there’s shortfalls in human resources for air forces, and there’s also a shortfall in budgets. So, we will provide a very innovative way to allow air forces to come and fly this – not in terms of a training school, but give governments access to these aircraft on a cheaper scale,” Sandford said.
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