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Omnipol completes takeover of Aero Vodochody

17th June 2020 - 13:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Aero Vodochody on 11 June was taken over by Aero International (a subsidiary of Omnipol) as part of a JV with Hungarian businessman András Tombor.

Omnipol has been responsible for exporting almost all of Aero Vodochody’s products, and since 2015 it has been a key strategic partner in development of a next-generation variant of the L-39 aircraft.

Richard Háva, owner of Omnipol, said: ‘We will deliver all three pillars of Aero’s existing activities, namely, support for users of aircraft produced by the company, co-operation with the world’s major aerospace manufacturers and of course, the L-39NG project.’

Czech Republic-based Aero Vodochody has manufactured more than 3,000 L-39 trainer aircraft since 1968 with approximately 400 still in operation today.

Airport Vodochody has not been included in the transfer and it will remain under the control of Penta Investments, the former owner of Aero Vodochody. 

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