Our history

The first civilian air traffic controllers had a background as airline pilots. On July 1, 1939 were all civilian air traffic and gathered in an organization, a unit of the Royal Institute of Civil Engineering Board's rail and air transport agency. The staff in the air traffic amounted then to 12 people.

The first military air traffic controllers, who then called dispatchers, first employed at the squadrons in 1942. They had previously been pilots.

Some milestones
• Tedde Andersson's first air traffic controller in the early 1930s.
• Air traffic control was nationalized in 1939.
• The Air Force began hiring air traffic controllers 1942.
• The state-owned enterprise CAA established in 1947.
• New air traffic control system, ATCAS, 1979 (Stockholm), and 1983 (Malmo).
• Major air space changes in 1974 and 1998.
• Swedish ATS Academy (SATSA) started in 1974.
• The integration of civil and military air traffic in 1978.
• New air traffic control system, Eurocat 2000E, 2005.
• Swedish-Danish company NUAC established in 2009
• Split between airports and air navigation service 1 April 2010 - ANS conducted in enterprise LFV, and state-owned airports in the company Swedavia.
• NUAC takes over air traffic control at the control centers in Stockholm, Malmö and Copenhagen, 2012.
• Transport Agency provide LFV operating authorization for remote air traffic for Örnsköldsvik airport, 2014.
• Ornskoldsvik Airport becomes the first in the world with air traffic remotely, from the control center in Sundsvall, 2015.
• In 2016 LFV and Saab establish the company SDATS, Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions, to develop, sell and operate remote tower services, RTS.