Czech lawyer Radek Novotny has left LG Electronics to become the new Head of Legal at AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE a.s. in the Czech Republic.
Founded in 1919, the Czech Republic's AERO Vodochody is famous for producing the L-29 Delfin, L-39 Albatros, L-59 Super Albatros, and L-159 Alca military light combat jets. Currently the company —which was re-privatized and purchased by Penta Investments in 2006 — focuses on the development of two proprietary aircraft: The L-159 light combat aircraft and the L-39NG, a new generation of the jet trainer. The company also cooperates on production of the Sikorsky S-76 helicopter and produces key components for Embraer, Airbus, and Bombardier CSeries aircrafts.
Novotny spent the past eight years at LG, and three and a half years before that in private practice with Havel, Holasek & Partners. Before that he spent five years at ING and almost three years as a lawyer at Airport Prague. At AERO Vodochody Novotny works as part of a three-person legal team. He declares himself excited to be working in his new position, which he described as being “much more challenging than my previous position.”