On 29 June, defence and security company Saab and the Swedish Air Navigation Service Provider LFV signed an agreement to establish a new company: Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions AB with Saab as the majority owner. The transaction was recently approved by the Swedish Competition Authority and the formation of the company can now be completed.
"Digital Air Traffic Control is in a very interesting phase with great global attention and I am convinced that Johan Klintberg, with his solid leadership experience and business acumen, will take our leading position on the market to the next level,” says Anders Carp, head of Saab’s business unit Traffic Management.
With digital and integrated traffic control, high technological systems will transfer information from sensors to the air traffic control centre, independent of geography. This will lead to increased flexibility, higher safety and more effective travelling for passengers. It will also reduce costs for air traffic control.
“The airport in Örnsköldsvik has been controlled from the LFV Remote Tower Centre in Sundsvall since April 2015 and within a year another two airports, Sundsvall Timrå Airport and Linköping City Airport, will be connected to RTC in Sundsvall. Johan Klintberg’s experience will in an excellent way drive the digital transformation and the demands of the market further, "says LFVs Director General Olle Sundin.
Saab and LFV in partnership have initiated the world's first system for remote-controlled, digital air traffic control - Remote Tower. The system is a vital driving-force behind continued innovative, digital development within air traffic control.
Johan Klintberg was employed by Saab ten years ago and has held a number of positions within the company, most recently he was Head of the Business Unit Maintenance and Repair Operations (MRO) within Support & Services. During his time at Saab he has been involved in a number of successful international business activities spanning across Saabs product portfolio. Prior to joining Saab, Johan Klintberg worked internationally in the telecommunication industry and consulting business.
More information about the company and previous press release.
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