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Aero completes L-159T1​ training aircraft maintenance

18th December 2019 - 15:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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All L-159T1 training aircraft have been redelivered to the Czech Air Force following maintenance overhaul  by Aero Vodochody Aerospace.

The air force’s Čáslav 21st Tactical Air Force Base now has a total of eight two-seat L-159 aircraft for advanced and combat training: five L-159T1+ and three L-159T2 aircraft.

The L-159 aircraft must undergo regular maintenance checks after 2,000 flight hours or each eight years after the last periodical maintenance to ensure reliability and safety. Aero carried out the PP2000 work on five L-159T1 aircraft in 2017; an additional two in 2018; with the last two overhauled this year.

Jan Štechr, Aero Vodochody vice president, military programs, said: ‘In the Czech Air Force, two-seat L-159 aircraft became a highly used advanced training and light combat platform. Aero Vodochody guarantees stable support for L-159 aircraft on domestic and international domain.’

Aero is also currently working on PP16 maintenance (after 16 years of operation) on the single-seat L-159A light combat aircraft.

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