Saab agrees to maintain Scandinavian Air Ambulance

Aerospace and defence company Saab has signed an eight-year agreement, commencing from the start of next year, with Scandinavian Air Ambulance Holding AB to take over responsibility for the group’s technical and maintenance personnel and operations for its helicopters and aircraft.

Under this agreement, through which Saab also invests SEK25m (£2.3m) in Scandinavian Air Ambulance convertibles, Saab will deliver technology and maintenance services to Scandinavian Air Ambulance, allowing it to focus solely on aircraft and helicopters operations from bases throughout Sweden and Finland.

The agreement is estimated to generate an annual turnover of approximately SEK50m (£4.6m) during the agreement period, but must first be validated through certain conditions being approved.

Scandinavian Air Ambulance currently performs its missions using a fleet of eight aircraft and seven helicopters that can be used not only as ambulances but also in Search and Rescue missions (SAR), including air, sea and mountain-rescue missions.