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Draken International Signs LOI to Upgrade L-39 Aircraft

By Juliet Van Wagenen | June 17, 2015
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L-39NG aircraft
L-39NG aircraft. Photo: Draken International

[Avionics Today 06-17-2015] Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) company Draken International, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to upgrade six L-39 aircraft to the Aero Vodochody Next Generation (NG) platform.

Draken International recently entered into a partnership with Aero Vodochody to serve as the official provider of the L-39NG upgrade program in the Americas. The L-39NG upgrade adds modern and advanced capabilities that are critical for modern-day aviation. New features include more fuel-efficient Williams International FJ44-4M engines, a new digital instruments and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) overhauled ejection seats. Additionally, a full IRAN of all major systems brings the aircraft up to current OEM compliance.

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