The parliamentary approval is the final obstacle for the launch of an international tender for the lease of the two Airbus jets. The Tender Commission will then choose the best offer. Tender procedures were scheduled to begin on November 3 but were delayed because the parliament hadn’t approved the loan yet. The aircraft are expected to be in the fleet by the end of January 2011. However, Jat faces a new dilemma as rumours spread that its CEO, Srdjan Radovanović, will be deposed from his post soon, after a series of gaffes.
The loan has been approved