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L-39 Albatros
 
Latest update: July 2019

Company: Aero Vodochody
 
Abbr.: Order and inventory status information: Abbr.: Order and inventory status information:
       
Order. No. of aircraft ordered. WFU No. of aircraft Withdrawn From Use.
Opt. No. of aircraft options. Sold No. of aircraft sold to another country.
Opp. No. of possible aircraft sales. Oth. D. No. of aircraft bought from another country.
Canc. No. of aircraft ordered cancelled. LS↓ No. of aircraft leased from another country.
Del. No. of aircraft delivered. LS ↑ No. of aircraft leased to another country.
On Or. No. of aircraft to be delivered. Act. No. of aircraft operational.
W/O No. of aircraft Written Off (crashed).    
       
Lease: When the no. of aircraft LS↓ and LS ↑ are equal the leased aircraft have been returned to the owner.

 
Order and production overview - aircraft totals
 
Country Order. Opt. Opp. Canc. Del. On Or. W/O WFU Sold Oth.D. LS↓ LS ↑ Act.
Bulgaria 36       36 0 1 18 11       6
Czech Rep. 12       8 4 6 27 6 42     11
Czechoslovakia 79       79 0 9 68 2       0
East Germany 54       54 0 2 54   2     0
Estonia           0         5 2 3
Ethiopia           0       1     1
Germany           0   14 38 52     0
Hungary           0 1 21 2 24     0
Lithuania 6       6 0 1 4     1   2
Russia 1       1 0   1         0
Senegal 4         4             0
Slovakia 10       10 0 4 17 2 21     8
Uganda           0       4     4
USA           0       1     1
Total 202       194 8 24 224 61 147 6 2 36
 
 
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More than 2.500 L-39's have been manufacturered.

Aero Vodochody is currently offering the latest variant of its Albatros family the L-39NG (New Generation). Furthermore it offers an upgrade for its L-39C designated the L-39CW (W for Williams). Its fitted with the Williams International FJ440-4M engine and the same new avionics as installed into the L-39NG.

Aero Vodochody L-39CW prototype. Caslav air show May 25, 2019.

Civilian company RSW aviation (USA) has ordered an upgrade of six of its L-39C's.

Czechoslovakia:

Split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia on January 1, 1993. The aircraft of it's air force were divided between both new countries.

Country WFU Sold Oth.D. To civ.
Czechoslovakia 63 2    
Czech Republic     42  
East Germany     2  
Slovakia     21 2
Total 63 2 65 2

East Germany (German Democratic Republic):

Country WFU Sold Oth.D. To civ.
East Germany 52      
Germany   24 52 14
Hungary     24 2
Total 52 24 76 16
 
Order and production overview - aircraft detailed
 
Country Aircraft Order. Opt. Opp. Canc. Del. On Or. W/O WFU Sold Oth.D. LS↓ LS ↑ Act.
Bulgaria L-39ZA 36       36 0 1 18 11       6
Czech Rep. L-39C 8       8 0 4 12 2 17     7
  L-39MS           0   1 3 4     0
  L-39NG 4         4             0
  L-39V           0   4   4     0
  L-39ZA           0 2 10 1 17     4
Czechoslovakia L-39C 35       35 0 5 30         0
  L-39MS 6       6 0   6         0
  L-39V 8       8 0   6 2       0
  L-39ZA 30       30 0 4 26         0
East Germany L-39V 2       2 0   4   2     0
  L-39ZO 52       52 0 2 50         0
Estonia L-39C           0         5 2 3
Ethiopia L-39ZA           0       1     1
Germany L-39V           0   2   2     0
  L-39ZO           0   12 38 50     0
Hungary L-39ZO           0 1 21 2 24     0
Lithuania L-39C 4       4 0   4     1   1
  L-39ZA 2       2 0 1           1
Russia L-39C 1       1 0   1         0
Senegal L-39NG 4         4             0
Slovakia L-39C 4       4 0 2 10   8     0
  L-39CM 6       6 0   2         4
  L-39MS           0     2 2     0
  L-39V           0   2   2     0
  L-39ZA           0 2     2     0
  L-39ZAM           0   3   7     4
Uganda L-39ZA           0       4     4
USA L-39C           0       1     1
Total   202       194 8 24 224 61 147 6 2 36
 
 
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