The maintenance and repair of Air Mauritius aircraft will be done exclusively by Mauritians as from April 2017, says the airline company.
A recruitment exercise has started off to take in 27 Mauritian technicians.
The training of the new team will be done by Mars 2017. Meanwhile, expatriates working as technicians will ensure the smooth running of the maintenance exercise.
Back in 2011, there were 45 foreigners occupying the said posts following their recruitment that began from 2005 to 2010. Last year, their number was reduced to 27. Now, the programme for training and recruitment Mauritians has accelerated.