Defence Minister Kristof Szalay-Bobrovniczky - Photo: Facebook

Defence Minister: Pilots, technical staff to get big wage rise

Hungarian air force pilots and technical staff are getting a big salary increase retroactive to December, Kristof Szalay-Bobrovniczky, the defence minister, said on Saturday.

The raise applies to fighter pilots, transport and training aircraft pilots, transport and combat helicopter pilots, as well as advanced flight control specialists, the minister said in a statement.

Experienced pilots will see their pay increase from 1.5 million forints (EUR 3,800) to 2-3 million forints, depending on their years of service and ability.

The statement noted that Hungary polices the airspace of other countries as part of NATO and V4 cooperation, with Hungarian Gripens helping to protect the airspace of Slovenia, Slovakia and the Baltic countries.

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