Jet Trainer

Thailand retires L-39ZA/ART Albatros fleet

The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has finally retired its long-serving Aero Vodochody L-39ZA/ART Albatros training/close air support (CAS) aircraft

First modernised L-39C returned to Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Air Defence Force capabilities have been enhanced following the recent return of at least one Aero Vodochody L-39C Albatros training/light combat aircraft, after completing a modernisation process

UPDATE: Hawk T1 fleet grounded following Cornwall crash

The UK Ministry of Defence has confirmed that the RAF has temporarily grounded its BAe Hawk T1 jet trainer fleet, after a Royal Navy example crashed during a routine flight from RNAS Culdrose in Cornwall on March 25

Vietnam orders 12 L-39NGs

The Ministry of Defence of Vietnam has signed a contract with Czech Republic-based Omnipol for the supply of 12 Aero Vodochody L-39NG jet trainers, which will be employed by the Vietnam People’s Air Force

Uzbekistan receives final refurbished L-39C Albatros

Aero Vodochody has re-delivered the sixth and final refurbished L-39C Albatros jet trainer to the Uzbek Air Force, marking the completion of an overhaul contract that was signed in September 2018

Sweden suspends search for new training aircraft

Sweden has suspended its search for a successor platform to its ageing Saab Sk 60A/B jet trainer fleet, the Swedish Defense Materiel Agency (FMV) announced on September 14.

Canada lifts operational pause of CT-114 Tutor fleet

The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) lifted the operational pause of its Canadair CT-114 Tutor jet trainer fleet on August 24.

Saab to further support Swedish Sk 60 fleet

Saab has signed a multi-year maintenance agreement with the Swedish Armed Forces to provide further support to the air force’s Sk 60 jet trainer fleet.