Avia Prime Group, one of the leading European MROs in cooperation with the Israeli Aerospace Industries has started the works on the conversion of Boeing 767-200/300 aircraft from the passenger to cargo program. The conversions will take place in the Belgrade-based Avia Prime subsidiary, JAT Tehnika, under US FAA certificate.

JAT Tehnika, member of Avia Prime Group  – will join the elitary group of companies in Europe to perform heavy modifications on the Boeing 767 aircraft. The entire process of the wide-body aircraft conversion has been performed in accordance with the IAI supplemental type certificate at JAT Tehnika base in Belgrade - specifically, on two production lines within the company's hangar number 2, on over 9,000 square meters. So far, 5 million euros have been invested in capacity expansion, staff training and the purchase of new machinery. The company have been employing employ additionally over 100 aviation experienced sheet metal workers who will join and strengthen the current team. This means that the new employees in line with the current team will have the opportunity to work together and share their experience on this unique project.

"We are proud that such an influential aviation organisation, like Israel Aerospace Industries, saw and trusted in our potential. We have been preparing for a long time and passed rigorous checks by the Federal Aviation Administration and our Israeli partner. This milestone marks the beginning of a new era in Avia Prime, where we strive to offer our partners a unique and comprehensive portfolio, all under one Avia Prime brand " said Piotr Kaczor, Chief Executive Officer of the Avia Prime Group.

"Belgrade is becoming the largest aviation hub in the Balkans and Southeastern Europe, which means that its potential will only grow. Meanwhile Avia Prime is all about growth, and our expansion will provide unique work experience, creating new job opportunities. This conversion program is the first one in this part of Europe. From all of the “first” that we have done this is surely the biggest one” concludes Kaczor.

Avia Prime consists of JAT Tehnika in Serbia, Linetech in Poland, and Adria Tehnika in Slovenia. With decades of experience is an expert specialized in base and line aircraft maintenance, in compliance with requirements of EASA Part-145, EASA 221J and FAA 14 CFR 145. The Group is Hiring over 1 500 professionals with the worldwide experience and expertise knowledge. In four bases, fully fitted with the necessary tools and equipment and with up to 34 maintenance lines and over 100 customers, Avia Prime group maintains the most popular narrow-body and wide-body jets produced by the biggest companies.

More information about the activities of the Avia Prime Group can be found on the Avia Prime webpage.