Uncertainties over the public-private partnership between the government and the “Swedish helicopter consortium” company for the formation of a helicopter unit for medical purposes continue.

This particularly refers to the Pilot Training Center which, according to a government-commissioned feasibility study, was to be made available to the private partner.

But now Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska claims that the Pilot Training Center is a formative part of the Army and cannot be transferred to a private partner. According to her, despite the fact that it was stated in the feasibility study, the idea was not accepted.

At the government sessions, we agreed that the training center should be used by the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Defense and it remains a domestic capacity, the Minister said on Tuesday.