The cooperation negotiations in the Patria’s Pilot Training Oy unit have ended. The negotiations concerned the entire personnel of the unit in Pirkkala, Helsinki and Córdoba locations. Negotiations were started due to productional and financial reasons as the training programmes of many large customers have been delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The negotiations resulted in the unit laying off 22 flight instructors and employees on a temporary basis during 2021. Layoffs are full-time or part-time and last maximum 90 days.

Patria’s Pilot Training is the only EASA approved flight training institution offering MPL (Multi.Crew License) training and integrated ATP(A) Airline Transport Pilot training to both individual students and airlines as ab initio programs.

Further information:
Ville Kettula, VP Operations, Pilot Training, tel. +358 40 869 4522, [email protected]

Patria is an international provider of defence, security and aviation life cycle support services, pilot training and technology solutions. Patria provides its aerospace and military customers with equipment availability, continuous performance development as well as selected intelligence, surveillance and management system products and services. Patria’s mission is to give its customers confidence in all conditions, and the vision is to be the #1 partner for critical operations on land, sea and air. Patria has several locations including Finland, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Estonia and Spain. Patria employs 3,000 professionals. Patria is owned by the State of Finland (50.1%) and Norwegian Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (49.9%). Patria owns 50% of Norwegian Nammo, and together these three companies form a leading Nordic defence partnership.