BALÓNY KUBÍČEK spol s.r.o. (Kubicek Balloons Ltd)
First Kubíček hot-air balloon was manufactured in 1983 and was followed by about 50 more of Kubíček design by various state-owned copmpanies such as Aviatik and Aerotechnik. present company was formed as private enterprise in 1991 and began new range of hot-air balloons under BB series designations (total of over 230 produced by early 2003). Currently markets standard, ready-to-fly balloons in 12 envelope sizes or types from 1,200 m³ (42,380 cu ft) to 6,000 m³ (211,900 cu ft); also special-shape balloons to order. Own polyester fabric for these is produced by sister company, Kubíček Textil. Workforce of 25 in early 2003, in factory area of 1,400 m² (15,069 sq ft).
Kubíček's first hot-air airship design was the AV-1. A new design, the AV-2, made its maiden flight in 1999. The AV-1 continues to be marketed in Russia by Avgur and RosAeroSystems. Development and marketing of AV-2 continues in Czech Republic.