The merger between Czech military aircraft repair companies LOM Praha and Leteck‚ opravny Kbely (LOK) will be completed in October, two months later than planned. LOM has already ceased overhauling Sukhoi and MiG-29 fighters because the Czech air force no longer has them in service, but still repairs MiG-21s, Aero L-29s, L-39s and L-410s. Its main focus, however, is on helicopters, including the Sokol W-3A, Mi-2, Mi-8, Mi-17 and Mi-24. It also manufactures the four- and six-cylinder M 332 and 337 piston engines, including propellers. Almost 50% of the company's turnover comes from foreign orders.

Source: Flight International