In a statement to the press, after visiting the infrastructure facilities, runway and hangar, where she was informed about what the centre will look like after the reconstruction, Brnabic recalled that a part of the Aviation Academy is being built in Belgrade as well.
The training centre in Vrsac is bigger and more important for the training and education of staff, said the Prime Minister, specifying that the total investment for Belgrade and Vrsac is €67 million, and that €12.7 million have been invested so far.
We see Vrsac as a place that will be competitively positioned in this area so that it could meet both European and world needs. It is a city of wine and pharmaceutical industry, but also of aviation, and this academy is one of its symbols, she underlined.
The Prime Minister said that today our personnel are studying in the academy, but in the first generation also staff from the region. These are students from Montenegro and North Macedonia.
The Prime Minister expressed her hope that many of them will remain in Serbia even after their studies, because the need for those jobs is great, since the renowned German company MTU came to our country, which will offer well-paid jobs.
She pointed out that a tender for public procurement of two more airplanes, one helicopter and additional simulators will be announced by the end of the year, by which a real European centre of excellence will be created in Vrsac, which builds on what is already being done in Belgrade.
The Prime Minister also pointed out that there are no major economic problems in Vrsac today and that unemployment is only 6.5 percent.
First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development Branko Ruzic pointed out that all students who complete their education in this educational institution will have certainty in terms of employment, and that through the model of dual education they will acquire knowledge in renowned companies - Air Serbia, MTU, SMATSA.
Director of the Aviation Academy in Vrsac Goran Cvijovic explained that the total investment refers to the equipment and reconstruction of the infrastructure facilities of the Training Centre and parts of the Training Centre in Belgrade.
He specified that the reconstruction of accommodation capacity for students, food capacity, but also the purchase of necessary planes - two twin-engine planes, one single-engine helicopter and a simulator for Airbus A320 - will be realised first.