Aero Vodochody's L-39NG has visited the 59th Air Force Base of the Hungarian Defence Forces in Kecskemét, to perform evaluation flights with representatives of the Hungarian Air Force. A mixed Czech-Hungarian crew performed three evaluation flights.
"Our well experienced pilots flew with the L-39NG and their impression of the aircraft was very positive. The L-39NG is a good and modern training aircraft with a great potential for the future," said the Chief of the Hungarian Air Force, Major General Nandor Kilian.
The Hungarian Air force has much experience with aircraft from Aero Vodochody. Until 2009, this Central European coutry had operated a squadron of L-39 Albatros and from 2007 to 2010, they also trained their pilots on leased L-159 aircraft.
The L-39NG is a modern and effective light jet capable to serve in a role of light attack and/or unified, comprehensive training system for modern air forces. The aircraft's avionics are prepared to train future pilots of 4th and 5th generation aircraft. The aircraft also features a broad range of simulation technologies, including the integration into high-tech tactical simulation centres with the goal to increase training efficiency.