Defence Ministry to renounce CASA aircraft deal if problems with planes persist

Czech Defence Minister Alexandr Vondra on Tuesday threatened to cancel a 3.5 billion crown contract with the producer of the CASA military transport aircraft if they are not fully functionally by May. In 2009, the Czech military bought four CASA planes from the Spanish manufacturer. However, the aircraft have been plagued by technical defects and were grounded in October after one of them experienced an engine failure during landing.

Author: Jan Richter