Change negotiations start in Patria’s Pilot Training operations on its possible termination during 2025. Alternatively, an external successor will be sought for the business. The unit is mainly focused on arranging professional civilian pilot training in Pirkkala in Tampere and Vantaa, Finland and in Córdoba in Spain. The ongoing pilot training programmes will be finalised as planned.   

Negotiations will affect the entire personnel working in this function in Finland. Negotiations will start due to production-related and financial reasons because the operations have not been sustainably profitable in the long term. 

The scope of the negotiations includes 36 employees in Finland. The employees that are working in Pirkkala’s aircraft maintenance at Patria Aviation Oy are not included in the negotiations. In addition, if implemented, the plan would have no impact on Patria’s Military Pilot Training activities. Negotiations will begin on Monday 3 June, 2024.   

The possible impact of the proposed plan in relation to the personnel in Córdoba will remain subject to fulfilling in due course the relevant statutory procedures as may be required by Spanish law from time to time. 

Media enquiries and further information: 
Sirje Ahvenlampi-Hyvönen, Vice President, Group Communications, Patria, tel. +358 50 557 3822, [email protected]

Patria is an international provider of defence, security and aviation life cycle support services, technology solutions and pilot training. 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, the Netherlands, Estonia, Latvia and Spain. Patria employs over 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 Nammo, and together these three companies form a leading Nordic defence partnership.