Utva Aviation Industry

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Coordinates: 44°53′53″N 20°37′59.9″E / 44.89806°N 20.633306°E / 44.89806; 20.633306

Utva Aviation Industry
Native name
Утва Авио Индустрија
Joint-stock company
Industry General aviation
Founded 5 June 1937; 80 years ago (5 June 1937)
Headquarters Pančevo, Vojvodina, Serbia
Revenue Decrease 0.76 million (2016)[1]
Negative increase -€1.86 million (2016)[1]
Total assets Decrease €36.51 million (2016)[2]
Total equity Decrease €16.89 million (2016)[2]
Owner Yugoimport SDPR (95.96%)[3]
Number of employees
229 (2016)
Parent Yugoimport SDPR

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

Name[edit]

Utva means in Serbian the common shelduck.[4]

History[edit]

Utva Plant

Utva was founded on 5 June 1937 in Zemun, since 1940 located in Pančevo, produced simple gliders. In 1939 Utva began manufacturing light piston engine aircraft. During the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999, the factory was heavily damaged.

In March 2017, Serbian defence company Yugoimport SDPR became the majority stakeholder of Utva with around 96% of total shares.[5]

Production[edit]

Lasta 95[edit]

The Lasta 95 (Swallow 95) series is a profile designed as a primary training aircraft. The Iraqi Air Force is the first operator of the Lasta 95 ordering 20 aircraft with another 16 optional, in 2010. The Serbian Air Force has ordered 15 Lasta 95s.[6]

Kobac[edit]

The Kobac (Sparrowhawk) is a light military aircraft currently in development whose first flight will take place in 2013.[7]

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. ^ a b "БИЛАНС УСПЕХА (2016) - Utva Avio Industrija". apr.gov.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 17 November 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "БИЛАНС СТАЊА (2016) - Utva Avio Industrija". apr.gov.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 17 November 2017. 
  3. ^ Igor, Bozinovski (16 March 2017). "Yugoimport takes control of Serbian aircraft builder Utva". Skopje: IHS Jane's. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  4. ^ LLC Utva Airline Industry, general information, published by Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Serbia, Retrieved on 2017-01-22.
  5. ^ Đorđević, Dina (14 March 2017). "Jugoimport SDPR preuzeo pančevačku "Utvu"". blic.rs (in Serbian). TangoSix.rs. Retrieved 23 January 2018. 
  6. ^ Uskoro pvre laste u Vojsci Srbije, Politika, 22. October 2011, Retrieved on 2017-01-22
  7. ^ Predstavljen novi domaći avion kobac, Blic, 2 April 2012, Retrieved on 2017-01-22.

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