• MATC activation process completed

    On 11th September 2018, the Multinational Aviation Training Centre (MATC) was activated as a NATO Military Body (NMB) by the highest authority of NATO, North Atlantic Council (NAC). The activation process, which started in October 2017 by signing of the „Formal Request for the MATC Activation“, had been completed after HQ SACT and MC/IMS procedure termination.

    Becoming an NMB, MATC is an international military organization with an international status granted in accordance with Article 14 of the Paris Protocol (Protocol on the status of International Military Headquarters set up pursuant to the North Atlantic Treaty). This status ensures legal personality, which includes the right to conclude contracts and to acquire and handle property related to the MATC operation and maintenance.

  • HTP Ostrava introduces a brand-new Helicopter Tactical Simulator

    New technology has now arrived at HTP Ostrava! The dual full-crew simulator facility is the show piece of the company’s newly introduced tactical centre for helicopter crews. The helicopter tactical simulation platforms have been installed to cover the varied and diverse tactical training requirements of multinational helicopter forces.

    “HTP Ostrava is now in an even better position to support helicopter units with a state-of-the-art simulator. This facility will enable units to fully prepare for deployments for current and future operations,” stated HTP manager for tactical training, Milos Pecha.

  • Updated version of MATC Training Catalogue  has been released!

    In MATC Training Catalogue  registered users can figure out the offered Training facility, Training and Courses for Rotary Wing Air Crews, Fixed Wing Air Crews, Ground Maintenance Crews, and other Aviation specialists

  • DCA/QRA Tactical Training - TSC Pardubice, CZE

    The second MATC Tactical Training for tactical pilots and GCIs, supported by JAPCC, has been executed in the Tactical Simulation Center (TSC) Pardubice, Czech Republic in the week 20-24 NOV 2017. The Training audience was composed of Jas-39 GRIPEN, Mig-29 FULCRUM and Mig-21 FISHBED pilots and CRC GCIs. The one of the main focus was to train the „Regional Interoperability“ adhering the NATO standards.

  • The initial phase of Operational English Language Training completed
  • MATC provides unique training environment

    Story by 1st Lt Chris Sullivan, 352 SOW Public Affairs

The MATC representatives attended the 20th AAT PTC Conference (Air Advisory Team Pre-deployment Training Course) which was held in Budapest, Hungary from 4th to 6th of November 2018. The main purpose of the MATC presence there was an endeavour to find possible ways for mutual international training continuation. All participants have agreed on importance of such cooperation in the future to keep once established close cooperation and have promised to make an effort to enhance desired interoperability.

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The first Mutual Bilateral Airworthiness Recognition (MBAR) conference after MATC activation as NATO Military Body took place in the DAP hotel in Prague from 4th to 5th December 2018. Event was attended by the Military Aviation Authorities (MAA) directors representing the Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, and the Slovak Republic as well as by the MATC Director. The participants signed the joint bilateral documents in order to prolongate MBAR certificates of procedures, rules in training the aircrews and maintenance personnel in the scope of MATC elements to 31st of December 2019.

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The representatives of Czech Air Force (CZAF) visited the helicopter Airbase in Prešov, Faculty of Aeronautics and Slovak Training Acadamy in Košice. These meetings were held from 20th to 21st of September 2018. The representatives of CZAF and Slovakian Air Force discussed experience concerning operating of helicopters and their service support. The representatives of Faculty of Aeronautics and Slovak Training Acadamy presented faculty and academy capabilities and possibilities for education and training of military students.

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MATC successfully organized Site Survey at the Italian Army Aviation regiment in Bolzano and the Slovenian Air Force detachment in Ljubljana-Brnik from 6th to 8th of November 2018.
These Site Surveys were based on the Request of the 22nd Helicopter Base of the CZAF and were aimed to find new training facilities that could be used for providing the Mountainous Flight training in the Alps region in the future. Surveys were focused on gaining information related to training areas and possible support that facilities could provide during the training. A possible cooperation was negotiated on the bilateral and multinational level as an important key activity leading to interoperability.

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The Basic Course for UAV pilot-operators facilitated by the University of Defence Brno, Czech Republic and coordinated by MATC from 1th to19th October 2018 has been successfully finished. The Course attended thirteen recruited UAV pilot-operators from Czech and Slovak armed forces. They were educated in the field of basic aviation issues and airworthiness and airspace management. MATC secured the Subject Matter Expert from USAF who delivered classes for specified disciplines. Trainees obtained certificates from the University of Defence Brno and the MATC representatives on the last day of the Course. The next course for UAV pilots is planned for the year 2019.

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The 6th MATC Steering Committee Meeting was held on 25th September 2018 in Prešov, Slovak Republic. SC Meeting in Prešov was the second one held out of the Lead Nation territory and was extraordinary because of the recent MATC activation as a NATO Military Body. 

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