EADS PZL, an EADS Company
EADS PZL “Warszawa-Okecie” S.A is the oldest Polish aviation manufacturer. First factory facilities were founded in Okecie District of Warsaw in 1928. Since then, 22 aircraft models were designed and released for serial production. In all nearly 6000 aircraft left the premises of the factory and were sold to more than 30 countries. PZL-23 Karaś, PZL-37 Łoś, PZL-104 Wilga, PZL-106 Kruk and PZL-130 Orlik were and are the main models.
In 2001 the factory was sold by the Polish Government to EADS CASA (presently Airbus Military), who have got now 78% shares with 18% of shares belonging still to the Polish Government and 4% to the factory employees.
As result, EADS PZL is one of the EADS companies, commited with the best standards and industrial processes of the biggest aeronautical company in Europe and all over the world. Services, also rendering agricultural aviation services through EADS PZL division located in south-eastern part of Poland, and design and technical services through EADS PZL personnel that work in conjunction with the Airbus Military enginners and technicians at Airbus Military and EADS PZL facilities. Such services cover Customer Support and ILS management, Technical Publications and Material Services, as well as provisioning of Special Tools and GSE, Training, Training devices and Technical Assistance Services, including their related disciplines.
New Generation Trainer
The aircraft, PZL-130 Orlik, entered into service in 1993 and since then has become a successful turbo-prop military trainer
Its first, version, PZL 130TC I, has proved its effectiveness and excellent safety record, responding to the requirements for a basic trainer that enables basic piloting without visibility, aerial navigation and acrobacy. The Polish Air Force counts on 30 of these aircraft.
The new version, PZL-130 TC II, designed in 2000, incorporates distinctive features from its predecessor: new wing with winglets and a more powerful powerplant with the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-25C and 4-bladed Hartzell. A more reliable and durable aircraft that concludes in a lower cost per hour of training for the operator.
The PZL-130 TC II entered into service 5 years ago and since then, the aircraft is evolving with different options to be fitted in order to fulfill the current and future Air Forces requirements. The PZL-130 TC II is the technical solution that will deliver on Air Forces expectations by providing a modern, and non-risk solution available to satisfy the Air Forces training needs.