Saab Aerotech signs a contract extension with Skyways Express

Skyways Express has chosen to extend the component service agreement with Saab Aerotech and partner SAS Component Group A/S covering the fleet of Fokker 50 aircraft. The contract is valued at approximately 100 MSEK over the term of the agreement.

Saab Aerotech together with partner SAS Component Group A/S has provided component services to Skyways Express Fokker 50 operation for several years. Skyways Express has now chosen to extend this successful relationship for a new contract period of three years. The support solution comprises a total component supply program, including parts exchange, MRO and component engineering services for the entire Fokker 50 fleet at the airline.

“We are very pleased to continue our relationship with Skyways Express for a new contract period”, says Jonny Stoltz, Vice President of Saab Aerotech’s MainPartner Division. ”Our component supply program has very successfully served many Fokker 50 operators over the years and this deal further enhances our character as a dedicated service supplier to regional airlines.”

Lars-Åke Bertilsson, Vice President Technical Operations at Skyways Express states, “We are very satisfied with the support we have received from Saab Aerotech and SAS Component through the years. We are quite confident that our decision to continue to utilize this component service program is the most cost-effective solution for us.”

Skyways Express is a joint-stock company founded in 1940. The main shareholders are Salénia (72,3%) and airline SAS AB (25%). In 2006 Skyways Express carried more than 800 thousand passengers in its fleet of 14 Fokker 50s.

Saab Aerotech is a leading supplier of integrated support solutions. With capabilities and competence spanning the defense, civil security and commercial sectors, Saab Aerotech provides a broad range of services and products for cost effective life-cycle support of customer equipment, systems and platforms. Saab Aerotech is a business unit of the Saab Group.


Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions ranging from military defence to civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents and constantly develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs.


For further information, please contact:
Bertil Johansson, Director Marketing and Sales, Saab Aerotech MainPartner Division
Telephone: +46 13 231 466 Cell: +46 705 133 611

John Belanger, V.P. PR and Comms, Saab Aerotech
Telephone +46 13 183 101 Cell: +46 734 183 101

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