Established July 1,1953, perpetuating the old Czech name Aero. Received Red Banner award of the Ministry of Engineering and UVOS seven times. Achieved technical distinction and international success 1963-1974, when major product (for several countries) was Delfin jet trainer (first flown April 1959; more than 3,000 built). Type succeeded in production in late 1972 by L-39 Albatros jet trainer and light attack aircraft (first flown November 1968), following its selection as standard jet trainer of all Warsaw Pact countries except Poland; L-39 as part of training system, comprising also special simulator, ejection training simulator and mobile automatic test equipment. See Aero Vodochody Ltd.

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