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Saab and Canadian firm to provide maintenance for Swedish Coast Guard

Stockholm, Sweden -- Saab Aerotech has signed a support and maintenance contract with Field Aviation of Canada -- w...


Stockholm, Sweden — Saab Aerotech has signed a support and maintenance contract with Field Aviation of Canada — which has with major operation centres in Calgary and Toronto — to provide a support solution for the Swedish Coast Guard’s (SCG) new Dash 8 aircraft. The first aircraft is expected to be delivered in early 2007. The contract is valued at 125 MSEK for Saab.

The new support contract is a turnkey solution where Saab will provide full integrated logistic support, maintenance and engineering services for the aircraft platform, engines and mission systems. The first aircraft are expected to be delivered in early 2007. With options the support contract can extend through 2014.

All support activities will be provided on-site at the SCG main base in Nykping, Sweden, where Saab Aerotech currently provides support for the SCG fleet of three CASA 212 aircraft.

During a transition period expected to run through 2007, Saab will assist the Swedish Coast Guard with maintenance and support service of both types.

“The new agreement with Fields in support of the Swedish Coast Guard is an excellent example of our ability to provide large-scale availability concepts and other civil security related support solutions to our customers,” said Michael Andersson, executive vice-president of Saab Aerotech. “This agreement further illustrates the Saab Group’s world class capabilities in the areas of integrated logistics support, maintenance and modification of special mission platforms, as well as in sensor technology.”

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