In 2010, we started to modernize the L 410 UVP-E20 with the aim of increasing its efficiency and economizing its operation. Modernized aircraft, which carries the name L 410 NG, remains in the “commuter category” and thus its passenger capacity will be 19 and two pilots.
Modernized aircraft is characterized by many changes. Fundamental changes include: MTOW increase, payload increase, essential double enlargement of front luggage compartment as a result of aircraft nose prolongation and, last but not least, new wing structure with integral fuel tank and its production technology. Integral fuel tanks enable significant increase of fuel capacity.
It uses a GE H85-200 BC04 power plant together with AV 725 propellers. Operators, by means of these crucial changes, receive an aircraft with improved parameters and utility characteristics such as range extension, cruising speed increase and radical engine “hot and high performance” improvement. Implementation of “damage tolerance” maintenance philosophy will significantly increase the operation life of the aircraft. Last but not least, we will implement a full "Glass Cockpit“ into pilot cabin. The passenger cabin will undergo significant modernization, which, as a result, will offer an environment that passengers are used to from higher category aircrafts.
Development of the L 410 NG is realized in terms of the MOSTA project, in which other Czech companies and research or educational institutions are cooperating. The project is supported by state resources by means of the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Composites, which will be used on the L 410 NG, are being developed by the INKOM project, also financially supported by the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Maiden flight of L 410 NG was accomplished on July 29, 2015.
Actual L 410 NG leaflet with technical data you can download here.