Technical tours are planned to be arranged on Friday September 9th as outlined below.
Saab in Linköping including a visit to the Air Force Museum
The plan for this full day tour with bus to Linköping (2 hours from Stockholm) includes a visit to the Saab facilities in Linköping and a visit to the Air Force Museum located near Linköping. Saab is well known for the development of many generations of military aircraft as well as it’s commuter aircrafts Saab 340 and Saab 2000. Saab has together with Boeing developed the new T-7A Red Hawk trainer. Saab Aeronautics today offers advanced airborne systems, related subsystems, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), aerostructures, and services to defence customers and commercial aerospace industries worldwide. Read more about Saab in the chapter Aeronautics in Sweden.
More about the Air Force Museum: https://www.flygvapenmuseum.se/languages/engelska/
GKN Aerospace Engine Systems in Trollhättan
Trollhättan is located 400 km west of Stockholm at the lake Vänern.
This is also a full day tour but by a 50 min flight from Bromma airport (10 km from downtown Stockholm).
GKN Aerospace Engine Systems, located in Trollhättan, Sweden (formerly Volvo Aero) develops and manufactures components for aircraft, gas turbines and rocket engines with high technology content in cooperation with the world’s leading producers. Read more about GKN Aerospace Engine Systems in the chapter Aeronautics in Sweden.
The visit will comprise presentations of aerospace activities at GKN Aerospace Engine Systems as well as a visit to PTC Innovatum, a research arena for industrial production processes R&D on metal-based aerospace products.
Trollhättan is also the city where the Saab cars were produced from 1946-2011. If you are interested in Saab cars, we recommend a visit to the Saab car museum in Trollhättan. www.saabcarmuseum.se/en/
ATC Arlanda – Remote Tower Centre
This is a half-day tour to Arlanda – the Stockholm main airport – located 40 km north of downtown Stockholm.
The Swedish Air Navigation Service Provider (LFV) and Saab were the first in the world to put remote air traffic control towers into operation. The company Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions is jointly-owned by Saab and LFV. From the Remote Tower Centre Stockholm, a number of Swedish airports are remotely controlled.