ALV, where the VZLU is a member, has changed its name to the Association of the Czech AeroSpace Industry. By this change of name wants the association to point out that, apart from aviation, it also focuses on space activities.
ALV, the Association of the Czech AeroSpace Industry, has 37 members, from major prime contractors and systems suppliers, through aircraft aggregate and component manufacturers to small specialized companies. They cover the whole spectrum of skills from design, development and production of the aerospace systems to maintenance and operation including marketing and sales.
VZLU as a supplier of research, development and testing work intensively cooperates with the Czech aviation industry represented mainly by ALV CR. ALV CR was founded in 1994 to support the Czech aviation industry as a strategic sector with significant influence on other industries. The Association is since 2000 member of the European Association of Aviation Manufacturers ASD (AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe).