Utva Aviation Industry

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Utva Aviation Industry
Native name
Утва Авио Индустрија
Public
Industry General aviation
Founded 1937
Headquarters Pančevo, Serbia
Key people
Tomislav Bjelogrlić (General director)[1]
Revenue Decrease 2.62 million (2013) [2]
Increase -€50,906 (2013)[2]
Total assets Increase €19.63 million (2013)[2]
Total equity Increase €2.29 million (2013)[2]
Number of employees
264 (2013)[2]
Website utva-avioni.herobo.com

Utva Aviation Industry (commonly known as UTVA) is a manufacturer of general aviation aircraft, located in Pančevo, Serbia.

History[edit]

Utva Plant

Utva was founded on 5 June 1937 in Zemun and produced simple gliders. In 1939 Utva began manufacturing light piston engine aircraft. During the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999, the factory was bombed several times and severely damaged. Utva in Serbian is the ruddy shelduck.

Lasta 95[edit]

Main article: Lasta 95

The Lasta 95 (Swallow 95) series is a profile designed as a primary training aircraft.[3] The Iraqi Air Force is the first operator of the Lasta 95 ordering 20 aircraft with another 16 optional, in 2010.[4] The Serbian Air Force has ordered 15 Lasta 95s.

Kobac[edit]

Main article: UTVA Kobac

The Kobac ("Sparrow-Hawk" in Serbian)[5] is a light military aircraft currently in development whose first flight will take place in 2013.[6]

List of Utva aircraft[edit]

Summary of aircraft built by Utva
Model name First flight Number built Type
212
213 Vihor
Aero 3 August 1956
Trojka 1946
56 22 April 1959
60
65 1965
66 1966
75 19 May 1976
Lasta 95 26 February 2009
Kobac

List of Utva UAV[edit]

Summary of aircraft built by Utva
Model name First flight Number built Type
Vrabac Mini UAV 50+
Pegaz 011 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Domaći avion "kobac" prvi put u javnosti" (in Serbian). Politika. 2 April 2, 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ a b c d e "Подаци о обвезнику". Agencija za privredne registre Srbije. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Lasta takes off, Politika, December 16, 2008
  4. ^ Lasta flies to Baghdad
  5. ^ Google Translate - Kobac from Serbian to English
  6. ^ RTV - Predstavljen domaci avion kobac - 2 April 2012

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