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The whole world needs air traffic services.

The Swedish market for ANS will see changes the coming years. Not counting today’s deregulated municipality- and privately owned airports, ACR´s target is to take over 50% of Swedavia’s state-owned towers by 2018.

During 2016, ACR’s goal is to enter the ANS market outside Sweden. ACR´s lean and cost-effective organization is very well positioned in regard to international tenders.

ACR have highly skilled and experienced personnel, delivering services and management. ACR utilise and reward the employees competence. Today, ACR is an attractive employer.


2015: At least 13 ATS’s in Sweden.

2016: Establish international business

2018: At least 50% of Swedavia’s ATC Towers

2025: 5% market share within EU.

Single European Sky

The congestion in the airspace around the biggest airports in Europe culminated in the late 90´s. After comparing air space capacity in Europe with the U.S., the EU council of Ministers and the EU Parliament decided to create a common airspace in Europe, the ”Single European Sky” (SES).

Until the European countries can adhere to the SES, delays in air traffic will still cause considerable problems. Compared to the US, the European countries have difficulties in sharing and open up their airspace sovereignty. The main objective with SES is to have airspace without borders where military and civilian air traffic can coexist – and be utilised following harmonised regulations.

The SES development will entail transition to area navigation and extensive technical development of air navigation equipment in airplanes and air traffic control systems. The EU Commission is also putting pressure on ANSP´s in Europe to reduce the number of Air Traffic Control Centres (ATCC) from 63 today, to ten to twelve during the next 20 years.

Parts of the Air Traffic Services

  • Air Traffic Control

    Air Traffic Control is simply the way to make sure that airplanes are separated in the air and at safe levels above the ground. Air traffic is heavily regulated by global and national regulations. Transportstyrelsen (TS) is the Swedish regulator that makes sure that ANSP´s in Sweden follows the regulations.

  • Flight Information Service

    In airspace, where air traffic do not need to be separated, we provide flight information service. Information upon which the pilot takes decisions. We inform helicopters and airplanes, so they can take action and avoid possible risks. In that respect, we contribute to flight safety in uncontrolled airspace.

  • Alerting Services

    We have a direct link to SOS and The Air Rescue Centre. If something happens unexpectedly during flight or at the airport, we will alert the alarm services. When alarm is a fact, we try to facilitate the pilot as much as possible to achieve a safe landing.

  • Meteorological Observation Service

    We report the airports weather conditions (METAR) twice an hour, to SMHI. In return we receive weather forecasts (TAF) used for airlines and pilots when planning their flights (Published by LFV AROWEB).