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Avioane Craiova

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Type  Public
Website  www.acv.ro
Founded  1972
Industry  Aerospace, defence
Headquarters  Ghercești
Avioane Craiova

Avioane Craiova S.A. is an aeronautical company based in Ghercești, near Craiova, Romania.



Established in 1972 for developing, manufacturing and providing product support of military aircraft to Romanian Air Force, the company began by co-operating with former Yugoslavian company SOKO and two other Romanian companies, Aerostar Bacău and IAR Brașov and developing the joint project of the military twin-engine, close support, ground attack and tactical reconnaissance aircraft IAR-93 Vultur (Eagle) (around 200 aircraft were built and entered in service between 1975–1992).

During the 1980s, an advanced jet trainer and light attack aircraft IAR-99 was designed in co-operation with the Romanian National Institute for Aerospace. The aircraft is still currently in production and in Romanian Air Force service, as a modernized version, in collaboration with Elbit Systems, the IAR-99 Șoim (Hawk).

Other projects were a fourth generation fighter jet IAR-95 Spey and a new jet trainer IAR-109 Swift.


  • IAR-93 Vultur
  • IAR-99 Standard
  • IAR-99 Șoim
  • Projects

  • IAR-95 Spey
  • IAR-109 Swift
  • References

    Avioane Craiova Wikipedia

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