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Business: Saab Moves Into Scandanavian Air Ambulance Sector

Saab has signed a deal worth 50 MSEK with Scandanavian Air Ambulance Holding AB to take over the operation of technical and personnel services.

Göran Persson, Chairman of the Board at Scandinavian Air Ambulance said:

“This partnership with Saab is an excellent base for further expansion of the Nordic business venture for Scandinavian Air Ambulance, which after several new agreements in Sweden has their sights set on establishing themselves on the Finnish market. Air ambulance and medical transportation is a rapidly growing business area that will allow us to expand throughout Europe.”

Scandinavian Air Ambulance uses eight aircraft and seven helicopters to service several county councils and municipalities in Sweden from bases in Finland and Sweden. It is a private enterprise with long-term contracts for work. The transport firm is looking to expand into Finland whilst Saab is looking to strengthen its helicopter capabilities.

Scandinavian Air Ambulance was formed in February 2008. The company was previously known as Air Transport AB. Air Transport AB opened its first heliport in Stockholm in 2001.

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