MRO Avia Prime Group enters widebody conversion market with IAI

B767 passenger aircraft. Photo: Avia Prime Group

MRO Avia Prime Group has entered the widebody conversion market by signing a cooperation agreement with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).

The conversion of Boeing B767-200/300 passenger aircraft to freighters will take place at the premises of the Belgrade-based Avia Prime subsidiary, JAT Tehnika.

Conversion work will take place on two production lines built on over 9,000 sq m.

So far, €5m has been invested in capacity expansion, staff training and the purchase of new machinery.

Piotr Kaczor, chief executive of Warsaw-headquartered Avia Prime Group, said: “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.”

He added: “This conversion programme is the first one in this part of Europe.”

Avia Prime consists of JAT Tehnika in Serbia, Linetech in Poland, and Adria Tehnika in Slovenia.

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