National aeronautics stakeholders
The Swedish Air Transport Society communicates ideas, opinions, and knowledge about commercial aviation and aeronautics industry in Sweden. Its aim is to strengthen confidence in commercial aviation and aeronautics industries such that they are given opportunities to work and grow in Sweden.
SOFF is open to companies whose production of security and defence equipment and services constitutes an essential part of their output. The association currently has 65 member companies including 55 SMEs. The purpose of the association is to promote the common interests of the security and defence industry and to strive for increased understanding of its importance to Swedish security and defence policy.
The association maintains a close dialogue and collaborates extensively with the Swedish government as well as supporting agencies such as the Swedish Armed Forces, Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV), Swedish Defence & Security Export Agency (FXM) and the Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI). The association also represents the Swedish security and defence industry in various international organisations.
SAI is a non-profit organisation for Swedish aerospace industry. SAI works to increase knowledge of Swedish aerospace operations, activities, and its special terms and conditions. SAI wants to promote collaboration between universities, government agencies, small and large businesses, institutes and policy makers.
Member companies (2018) are: GKN Aerospace, OHB Sweden, Omnisys, Ruag Space, Saab, SSC, ÅAC Microtec. SAI is the Swedish member of ASD (Aerospace and Defence Association in Europe).
ACS is a network organisation focused on small and medium-sized companies, professionally engaged in the aerospace industry. ACS currently has two nodes; one in the region of Östergötland (RÖ) and one in the region of Västra Götaland (VGR).
FTF is a nationwide, non-profit and non-political organisation which currently has about 2,000 members. The society exists in its present form since 1968 when the aeronautics society, founded in 1933, merged with the Swedish Interplanetary Society. Its purpose is to promote aerospace engineering business in Sweden. The seat of the head society is in Stockholm, with four local branches in Linköping, Trollhättan, Gothenburg and Malmö.
FTF organises every year a number of lectures in each city on current topics, as well as field trips. Every three years, a national aerospace congress is organized. Every year FTF also selects the recipients of the Thulin medal, which is the most distinguished award in the aerospace industry in Sweden.
Operation and ownership of governmental airports for civil aviation was formerly part of LFV, but was transferred on 1 April 2010 to the newly formed government company Swedavia. Swedavia owns, operates and develops ten airports across Sweden.
SAS is the leading airline in Scandinavia and the figures for 2013 were 28 million passengers to 120 different destinations. SAS is part of the Star Alliance network.