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1936 – 1950:

The exciting story of LET begins in 1936 when a branch of AVIA Letňany was built in Kunovice to service AVIA planes. During WWII, the company was forced to repair Junkers W34 and Arado Ar 96b for Luftwaffe. After the war, it continued by servicing most types of airplanes flying in Czechoslovakia.

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Over the years, LET developed and produced a number of different gliders – Zlin Z 22, Z 124 Galanka, LF 109 Pioneer, Z 425 Sohaj. However, the most popular gliders produced at LET are the famous Blaniks – L 13, L 23 and L 33. 


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50th years:

The construction of a new aeronautical company, which first produced the Russian JAK 11 and the AERO Ae 45 and AERO Ae 145, was started in the early 50's.

 

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In 1957, the company began to develop the famous L 200 Morava and four years later, the Z 37 Bumble Bee, both of which brought huge commercial success. For a period of time, LET also produced a light training aircraft, the L 29.

 

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During the 60's, LET’s engineers developed a 19 seat commuter turboprop, the L 410, of which more than 1200 have been produced. This popular aircraft has gone through a number of improvements and modernizations; the current types, the L 410 UVP-E20 and L 420, are EASA and FAA certified

respectively. 

 

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Over the years, LET developed and produced a number of different gliders – Zlin Z 22, Z 124 Galanka, LF 109 Pioneer, Z 425 Sohaj. However, the most popular gliders produced at LET are the famous Blaniks – L 13, L 23 and L 33. 

  

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90th years:
 

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2005 and a current history of the company:
In September 2005, the company was acquired by the Czech private group, PAMCO, and a new company, under the trade name Aircraft Industries, was formed.

 


2008:
In June 2008, the Russian industrial holding Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company (UMMC) acquired 51 % of company shares.



2013:
In August 2013, the UMMC became the 100 % owner of Aircraft Industries.

 


Since 2012 the current events about the company can found in the section Latest News.