Serbia's Jat Tehnika creates joint training centre with Airbus.

By bne IntelliNews July 3, 2012
Serbian aviation engineering and maintenance company Jat Tehnika said it has reached an agreement with Airbus to establish a joint training centre in Belgrade that would prepare technical personnel for servicing Airbus, ATR and Boeing aircrafts, news agency Beta reported. Only to meet own needs, Jat Tehnika will need some 200 mechanics and 50 engineers in the next five years, it said in a statement, quoted by Beta. The company's project with Airbus will be developed in several stages. In the first two stages the training centre will gradually receive full Airbus certificate. In the third stage the centre will expand to the regional one and start providing services to third companies. In later stages, there would be an option to train not only technical personnel but also flight crew. In December, Serbia's infrastructure minister Milutin Mrkonic said that Jat Tehnika signed an agreement with Airbus to service its 320 series. Earlier in 2011, The Serbian company also extended its agreement for base maintenance of Jet2.com Boeing 737 fleet for another five years, starting from winter season 2012, up to 2017. Jet2.com has been customer of Jat Tehnika since 2007.

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