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History

The history of Wojskowe Zakłady Lotnicze Nr 2 S.A. (Military Aviation Works No. 2) is inextricably linked to the history and development of Polish military aviation.

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1923

Airport and technical hangars (current facilities of WZL Nr 2 S.A.) recovery by Poland under the Treaty of Versailles.

1946

Establishing Military Portable Workshops (Ruchome Warsztaty Polowe) – leftover from the liberation army leaving Bydgoszcz. Year 1946 is considered as the beginning of our company.
Renaming of Military Portable Workshops into Aviation Works No 1 (Lotnicze Warsztaty Nr 1), where post-Soviet equipment was repaired, including Po2, Jak-9 or Ił-2.

1957

Aviation Works No 1 are converted into Aircraft Maintenance Works No 2 (Lotnicze Zakłady Remontowe Nr 2). From that moment on, jet aircraft overhauls started. Aircraft such as Mi-15, MiG-17, Lim-2, Lim-5 and Lim-6 were produced upon the Soviet license. In the crucial period of the Cold War the company overhauled about 100 aircraft per year, which coincided with a critical moment in the Air Force development, whose fleet amounted to about 1000 aircraft.

1982

Aviation Maintenance Works Nr 2 turn into Military Aviation Works No 2 (Wojskowe Zakłady Lotnicze Nr 2).

1989

The beginning of Su-22 overhaul and repair.

1997

The first overhaul Mig-29 is completed after a successful tender for carrying out repairs on this type of aircraft.

2008

As a result of commercialization, the company is transformed into a joint-stock company.

2008

The opening of F-16 Multitask Aircraft Maintanance Planning Office

2010

Establishing the authorized Service Centre for Cirrus aircraft.

2010

The beginning of C-130 aircraft servicing.

2011-2014

The realization of contract for upgrading of sixteen Mig-29 aircraft for the Polish Air Force.

2011

Mi-8 helicopter prototype overhaul is finished. Obtaining permissions for serial overhaul on aircraft of this type.

2011

State-of-the-art sewage treatment plant is put into service (a capability of closed water circulation operation).

2013

Starting the F-16 National Service Centre activity.

2014

Joining the PGZ (Polish Armament Group) Capital Group.

2015

The commencement of C-130 PDM (Programmed Depot Maintenance).

2015

The completion of sixteen aircraft Su-22M4K and Su-22M3K verification overhaul.

2016

Putting a hangar complex into operation, consisting of a painting shop and service workshops for large civil and transport aircraft.

2016

Establishing UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) Competence Centre of PGZ.

2017

Concluding a contract with the MOD Armament Inspectorate for supply and installation of IFF (identification friend or foe) combat system for sixteen MiG-29 aircraft of 23rd Air Force Base in Mińsk Mazowiecki.