The Latvian national airline airBaltic launched the improved technical apprentice internship program SkyTech, at the Technical Department. It offers an opportunity to gain hands-on experience working alongside experienced airBaltic technicians in diagnosing, repairing, and maintaining aircraft mechanical systems. Today 15 students started their internship.

Andris Vaivads, SVP Technical Operations at airBaltic: “We are delighted to relaunch our technical apprentice program, which provides a priceless experience working alongside our experienced technicians. SkyTech not only helps to develop the next generation of aviation professionals, but also supports airBaltic's technical operations, as we continue to grow our fleet and route network."

SkyTech is designed for candidates who possess a comprehensive understanding of aircraft structures, systems, and mechanics, including their airworthiness. The apprenticeship is a challenging and rewarding experience that provides practical training in all aspects of aircraft maintenance.

The program offers apprentices an opportunity to work on modern Airbus A220-300 aircraft and learn about the latest technologies in the aviation industry. Also, it is a chance for aspiring technicians to develop a career in aviation and grow their skills in a supportive and dynamic environment.

As an apprentice, one can choose between three program sub-divisions, which have been created to develop and strengthen both theoretical knowledge and practical skills: 1) apprenticeship by school – to expand theoretical knowledge; 2) apprentice in aircraft maintenance – base maintenance, line maintenance or workshop routines in up to a 12-month-long program. Includes rotations and practical training; 3) apprentice in maintenance support – internship in the Engineering & Planning or Logistics Division in a six-month-long-program.