Air Serbia begins base maintenance at Turkish Technic


Air Serbia has begun base maintenance of some of its aircraft at Turkish Airlines’ maintenance, repair and overhaul centre, Turkish Technic, in Istanbul. It comes as the two airlines continue to work towards reaching a joint venture agreement. The maintenance agreement was signed for four A320-family jets and one A330. Speaking at the New Air Gateway Conference in Ljubljana yesterday, Air Serbia’s CEO, Jiri Marek, said, “We currently have our difficulties with maintenance. We have five aircraft going to Turkish Technic. We started that in January. We are working on much closer cooperation with Turkish Airlines, especially with supply chain issues. If you are doing maintenance in Belgrade and some part is missing and you have to wait a couple of weeks or months to get it, a lot of these parts are being produced by Turkish Technics themselves and they also have certification in place. It was an easy decision to do most of the base maintenance with Turkish Technic if we want to have the fleet ready for the spring”. Up until now, Air Serbia has done almost all of its maintenance at Jat Tehnika in Belgrade. Turkish Airlines Technic’s CEO, Mikail Akbulut, noted, “We are happy to strengthen our cooperation with Air Serbia with new agreements. We have decades of experience in maintenance and repair operations of Airbus type aircraft. We are ready to meet Air Serbia's expectations with our quality and reliable maintenance and repair services”.


  1. Anonymous09:49

    Proof that Jat Tehnika is an absolute mess.

    1. Anonymous11:02

      Used to be a state of the art facility with excellent specialists and was able to service JAT complete fleet + multiple foreign customers. Once again proves that whatever was sold became practically absolete and a mess.

    2. Anonymous11:14

      11:02 +1

    3. Anonymous11:49

      I remember the time when Jat Tehnika wanted to become independent company from Jat Airways as they did not want to be the prisoners of incompetement Jat managementa nd due to fact Jat owned them some money. THey even went on strike and blocked Jat Airways from flying.

      Look at them now.

    4. Anonymous20:06

      Yes they were great in 1989. Unfortunately, 33 years without any investment cause certain consequences.

  2. Anonymous09:51

    Although we all assumed it is the case, it is great to see the official confirmation. Air Serbia won't depend anymore from slow work at Jat Tehnika and Jat Tehnika will have more time to concentrate on some other, more profitable, projects.

    After all it seems JU found the way how to have all the planes ready for next challenging summer! At the same time it is great that the work towards JV between JU and TK continues. Maybe in this year we might see final JV agreement!

  3. Anonymous09:54

    Jat just lost an important customer there

  4. Anonymous10:23


  5. Anonymous10:24

    I don't know about their technical provess, but when it comes to orphography and literacy, they're an absolute mess.

    The name of the company should be Turkish Technics or Turkish Airline Maintenance.

    This way it sounds as the title of some Turkish massage parlor. Turkish Habom. LOL.

    1. Anonymous10:44

      Lufthansa calls its maintanance Lufthansa Technik, not hearing people having problem with that name?

    2. Anonymous11:15

      because its in german..

  6. Anonymous14:30

    JAT are idiots ( management ) shame company with poor peoples! Offshore business

  7. Anonymous20:41

    Air Serbia will have better maintenance in Turkey (hopefuly) and JAT Tehnika can do their conversions to cargo airplanes here. It is a win-win!


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