As of 1 January 2019, Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions (SDATS) – a joint venture between Saab and LFV, the Swedish air navigation service provider – will assume responsibility of air traffic control at Örnsköldvik and Sundsvall-Timrå airports in Sweden.

By combining LFV’s unique operational experience with Saab’s world-class technical solutions SDATS will be able to manage the entire process from planning and implementation to the administration of remote tower services.

In 2015 Örnsköldvik made history when it became the first airport in the world to be operated by means of remote tower services led from Sundsvall. With an agreement that’s set to run for at least six years, SDATS is now taking another step by becoming an established provider of air traffic services and taking over air traffic management at both these airports.

Commenting on the agreement, Frank Olofsson, head of Sundsvall-Timrå Airport said: “The new agreement provides us with the right conditions to develop our effective administration of air traffic management and future-proof the airports.”

Meanwhile, Johan Klintberg, CEO of SDATS stated: “Being awarded the contract to deliver cost-efficient remote tower services for our customers is an important milestone for SDATS.”

And Per Kjellander, head of operations at LFV described the agreement as “an important milestone” for both organisations. “We have now jointly achieved an objective for SDATS and can continue the expansion,” he concluded.

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