The new head of Aero Vodochody, Dieter John, has revealed a strategy to improve financial stability, as well as facilitate the certification of the new L-39NG aircraft and subsequently secure new contracts for the upgraded trainer.
John took over from Giuseppe Giordo as president and CEO in March after the latter’s three-year tenure at the helm of the Czech aerospace company. Since then, John has consolidated the management team and revealed his strategy for the company going forward.
According to John, the manufacturer will continue to focus on military programmes, including the production of new aircraft, as well as the maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) of existing L-39 and L-159 fleets.
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