Skyways chooses Saab Aircraft to Modify Fokker 50 Fleet


Skyways AB of Sweden has chosen Saab Aircraft to develop a modification
to install the Air Precision ELT 96 on their fleet of 17 Fokker 50
aircraft.

The ELT 96 modification is approved in accordance with FAR/JAR 25
requirements and is the first application of Saab Aircraft's Design
Organization Approval (DOA) to a non-Saab aircraft type. The
Installation includes mounting the ELT 96 unit above the ceiling in the
tail along with a new antenna as well as installation of annunciation
lights and switches in the cockpit.

As part of the modification package, Saab Aircraft will also provide
maintenance instructions and an illustrated parts list for the
modification. Air Precision ELT 96 hardware will be common to both
Skyways Saab 340 and Fokker 50 solutions.

Peter Erlingborn, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Saab Aircraft
states, "Saab Aircraft is delighted to work with Skyways as a launch
customer for this new capability. Applying Saab's engineering
capabilities to other aircraft types is another step in our long term
business strategy to broaden our product and services portfolio. The
selection of Saab Aircraft by Skyways to modify their F50 fleet is a
further acknowledgement of Saabs engineering expertise and builds on the
already strong working relationship between Saab Aircraft and Skyways
for aircraft support services."

Saab Aircraft will also offer this modification to other F50 operators
in need of an ELT solution.

Skyways flies to more destinations in Sweden than any other airline and
currently operates 18 domestic and 8 international routes with in total
30 aircraft. During 2003, the airline carried over 1.3 million
passengers, contributing to a turnover of 1.8 billion SEK. The company
has 700 employees and its headquarters in Stockholm. For more facts in
Swedish and pictures visit http://www.skyways.se/skyways.asp and
www.skyways.se/bildbank.asp

Saab Aircraft AB, with offices in Linköping Sweden and Sterling,
Virginia in the U.S. supports and maintains the combined Saab 340 and
Saab 2000 fleet of over 500 aircraft in service with operators around
the world. Saab Aircraft AB is part of the Saab Aviation Services
Business Unit of Saab AB.

Saab is one of the world's leading high-technology companies, with its
main operations focusing on defence, aviation and space. The group
covers a broad spectrum of competence and capabilities in systems
integration.

For further information please contact:
Mr. Peter Erlingborn,
Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Saab Aircraft AB Phone +46 13
183383
Mr. John Belanger,
Public Relations and Communications, Saab Aircraft AB Phone +46 13
183101
www.saabaircraft.com
www.saab.se


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