Today, Jihlavan delivers components for a number of domestic and international aircraft companies. Historically, it participated in producing aircraft that were developed in Czechoslovakia by companies like Aero Vodochody or Let Kunovice. A new chapter of the company and its further development has been opened by projects for Airbus, one of the two major aircraft manufacturers in the world.
The Evektor EV-55 Outback is a small multipurpose Czech two-engine turboprop transport aircraft developed by the company Evektor from Kunovice, Czech Republic. The first take-off was executed in 2011.
Jihlavan is a partner for the development and possible mass production of 26 hydraulic and electromechanical devices of modern design, based on stainless steel materials.
The project has also been supported by the Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade, which has definitely influenced the commercial and marketing parameters of the aircraft. The final aircraft OEM of the project has become the engineering office Evektor, which does not have any mass manufacturing capacities. After attempting get military certification, Evektor then found a Malaysian financial partner to secure EASA certification. Unfortunately, after almost two thirds of the certification process, the project has been stalled due to a shortage of funds, and they are currently looking for a new partner.