AERO Vodochody Begins To Write a New Chapter with New Owners
“After thirteen years, AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE (Plc.) changes owner. The group of companies into which AERO Vodochody belongs, has been bought from the Penta Group by AERO Investment Partners Zrt, a company registered in Hungary. This is a joint venture between a Czech company AERO International, part of the OMNIPOL group and a renowned businessman from Hungary. The OMNIPOL group will be responsible for management of the new company.”
The signing of the contract on June 11, 2020 confirms the transfer of 100% of the shares of the holding owning Czech company AERO Vodochody to AERO Investment Partners Zrt. The majority of 51% of the shares of AERO Investment Partners Zrt. is owned by Hungarian businessman András Tombor with the remaining 49% of the shares being owned by the Czech company AERO International s.r.o.
The minority owner, AERO International s.r.o., is in the hands of Richard Háva and his family, which owns the OMNIPOL Group. The OMNIPOL Group will be responsible for the day to day management of the new company.
The company Airport Vodochody a.s., is not part of this transaction and will remain in the possession of the current owner Penta Investments. AERO's right to use the airport for its development stems from a contractual obligation agreed between the parties.
The OMNIPOL Group has a very long history with AERO, over the past decades it has been responsible for exporting almost all of the aircraft from its production lines. Since 2015, OMNIPOL has also been the strategic partner in the project for the next generation of L-39 aircraft: L-39NG. As a 50% shareholder of these projects, the group has already worked very closely with AERO over the past five years.
AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE a.s. focuses on the development, production, market for military training and light combat aircraft. With 11,000 aircraft produced in 100 years of existence, hundreds of L-39 Albatros aircraft still in use serving dozens military operators and in a number of demo teams, and especially with its new L-39NG, Aero is profiled as the leader in the world market for jet training aircraft.
In the field of civil aviation AERO cooperates with the largest aviation manufacturers on a wide range of projects and is a partner in several risk-sharing programs.