Czech Manufacturer Breaks Free of Russia Sanctions Uncertainty

Czech Air Force Let L-410
While best known as a commuter aircraft, large numbers of Let L-410s also wear military livery in Europe and Russia, such as this one flown by the Czech Air Force.
Credit: Tony Osborne/AW&ST
Czech aircraft manufacturer Aircraft Industries and its Let L-410 twin-turboprop may have been spared the impact of crippling international sanctions against Russia, but it is now isolated from its largest market. After 13 years of Russian ownership, the 86-year-old company passed back into Czech...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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