AERO, a European aerospace company, and SkyTech, a provider of military aviation services and funding solutions, signed an agreement to deliver 10 L-39NG jet training aircraft, with an option for six aircraft into the L-39NG training program fleet – a set of simulators and debriefing devices for effective training and learning process. The AERO-SkyTech cooperation is a key element of AERO’s global strategy for cooperation with other partners to offer jet training with the latest platforms to any Air Force facing cost restraints.

The L-39NG is a cost-effective training system, say AERO, for air forces to train pilots of fourth and fifth generation aircraft. It is based on the aerodynamic concept of the current L-39, but uses the latest technologies and equipment. Power is provided by the modern FJ44-4M engine supplied with the TAP Blue engine support service to ensure unprecedented airworthiness and predictable maintenance costs. The L-39NG is equipped with five hard-points for weapons.

AERO says the aircraft can be tailored to fit customers’ requirements and integrates high-tech tactical simulation centers to increase training efficiency.

The L-39NG will be available for flight training hours and in short, mid and long-term leasing.