New L-39NG program is focused on development of a next generation of the legendary L-39 Albatros jet trainer. The L-39NG program represents deep modernization of the L-39 Albatros combining latest engine and aircraft systems technology with traditional advantages of legacy L-39s such as excellent handling qualities, easy maintenance, robust design and low operational costs.

Design Features

In addition to advantages of legacy L-39 versions such as low operational cost, high reliability, easy handling and rugged design including wide track undercarriage with low pressure tyres and air inlets positioned above the wing in order to prevent foreign object damage to the engine, the L-39NG features:

“Never change a winning team” is a saying followed by many sports coaches worldwide. In the field of jet training aircraft, the L-39’s airframe has proven to be the absolute winner, leaving many designs of other manufacturers behind, both in terms of numbers delivered as well as in terms of performance, reliability and serviceability. Therefore, we at AERO have decided to maintain the aerodynamic features of the current airframe also for the L-39NG.

The L-39NG’s attributes are the following:
  • Based on the successful and proven airframe of the L-39 Albatros
  • Weight reduction
  • Less drag due to removal of wing tip tanks
  • Increased life of up to 15,000 flight hours
  • Improved detail parts precision (CAD modelling and CNC machining)
  • Compatible with L-39 GSE