JAT Airways said yesterday that its fleet was grounded owing to a strike by JAT Tehnika mechanics that service its aircraft. The mechanics reportedly are protesting the airline's failure to make payments to JAT Tehnika in a timely manner. "We are negotiating and expect to find a solution," a spokesperson for the Serbian carrier told Reuters. "Our debt to JAT Tehnika is $1.5 million and we never disputed that. We are a month behind in paying it." JAT Tehnika has 900 employees.
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