EU body suspends Serbian aircraft maintenance companies

NEWS 27.07.2021 16:57
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Source: N1 (arhiva)

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) suspended the certificates of two Serbian aviation companies, the Belgrade-based Tango Six portal said on Tuesday.

It said that EASA suspended approval for the aircraft maintenance companies GAS – Aviation Ltd based in Smederevska Palanka and JAT Tehnika based in Belgrade. Tango Six said that EASA reviewed all Serbian companies aviation companies which were certified by the European aviation safety regulator.

According to the portal, JAT Tehnika and GAS Aviation are the only Serbian companies whose certificates were suspended.

The approved list of valid foreign Part-145 organizations includes Air Serbia, SMATSA (the Serbia-Montenegro air traffic control), SMATSA Academy and Aircraft Maintenance Department as well as Prince Aviation.

Tanog Six asked JAT Tehnika’s biggest client Air Serbia for a comment and was told that the first scheduled basic maintenance of its aircraft is in September. “If needs exceed the certificate levels of the Air Serbia maintenance, the national air carrier will engage another certified company,” the airline said adding that the certificate suspensions will not affect the safety of its aircraft and flight schedules.