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State-owned company LOM PRAHA to appear both on land and in the air

12.09.2017, 09:32

Visitors of NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days can look forward to three aircraft presented by the state-owned company LOM PRAHA, the event’s main strategic partner. Visitors will also have a chance to see its aircraft from the Flight Training Center in Pardubice at both static and dynamic displays.

„LOM PRAHA returns as our main strategic partner this year and we truly appreciate its support, as it is one of the elements that help maintain the high standard of NATO Days. We’re looking forward to continuing our successful partnership,” says Zbyněk Pavlačík, the chairman of Jagello 2000. LOM PRAHA prepared a dynamic display of its multipurpose Mi-2 helicopter, which remains one of the most commonly used light helicopters in the world. Visitors of this year’s NATO Days will also bear witness to the very last display of this legendary aircraft as it will be retired from the arsenal of LOM PRAHA. Aside from the Mi-2, the military version of the W-3 Sokol, which is modelled after the Mi-2, will also appear in the skies above the airport in Polish colours. 

The world-renowned Zlín 142 metal monoplane, which is used for both basic and advanced acrobatic trainings, will be a part of the event’s static display. On the ground, the plane will be joined by the Mi-17 multipurpose turbo-prop helicopter.

The state-owned LOM PRAHA company offers upgrades, repairs and maintenance of military and civil aircraft as well as a complete pilot training for the Army of the Czech Republic and others. These are then trained at the Flight Training Center in Pardubice on a wide variety of aircraft including the Zlín 43, Zlín 142, L-39 Albatros and L-410 aircraft, or the Mi-2 and Mi-17 helicopters.

LOM PRAHA is the sole repair service company for the Mi helicopter series in the entire EU and in NATO member countries certified by the Russian construction offices MVZ Mil and OAO Klimov. Compared to their competition, the company, which was established in 1915, offers a complex array of services connected to the proliferation of aircraft and aviation technology. It mainly focuses on the maintenance and repair services of Mi-2, Mi-8/17, or Mi-24/35 helicopters.

As a part of the aforementioned Flight Training Center, the company also built the Tactical Simulation Center where pilots train in various tactical and combat situations via modern technology enabling almost life-like visualization. The simulation helps pilots to prepare for a vast number of combat situations they could possibly encounter during their service.

The development and manufacturing of the simulators is done by the VR Group, a subsidiary company under the umbrella of LOM PRAHA. VR Group does not only develop pilot simulators, but also simulators for ground troops, as well as a complex crisis management training system used to simulate a state of emergency during natural disasters.

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