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The Norwegian airline Widerøe Flyveselskap ASA has signed a maintenance agreement with Saab Aviocomp

The Norwegian airline Widerøe Flyveselskap ASA has signed a maintenance agreement with Saab Aviocomp The agreement between the Norwegian airline Widerøe and Saab Aviocomp of Sweden covers component overhaul, repair and maintenance of Widerøe's current fleet of 27 Dash 8 aircraft. Saab Aviocomp will complement the in-house capability of Widerøe. Saab Aviocomp and Widerøe will work closely together to increase the Dash 8 maintenance capability with the objectives of further reducing Widerøe's present out-sourced repair costs and improving maintenance services. This agreement is valid for an initial five-year period and has a potential value in the order of 50 million SEK. Widerøe operates Norway's largest regional network, complemented with international flights to Denmark, Sweden, Scotland and Germany. SAS is a close partner and majority shareholder in Widerøe. "We are very pleased to enter into this agreement with Widerøe - the largest Dash 8 operator in Europe. It will significantly increase business between Saab Aviocomp and Widerøe for our mutual benefit, and provides Saab Aviocomp with a major stepping stone towards the European Dash-8 market" says Jan-Ingvar Johansson, President Saab Aviocomp. Saab Aviocomp with major workshop capabilities synchronised with related engineering and administration activities, offers matured and complete maintenance service concepts for a wide range of regional aircraft, such as the Dash-8, Embraer ERJ145, Fokker 50, Saab 340, ATR 42/72, etc. 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 capability in systems integration. For further information, please contact: Nils-Gunnar Alsö, Sales Manager Phone: +46 13 231836 Tony Björklund, Project Manager Phone: +46 13 231830 Jan-Ingvar Johansson, President Phone: +46 13 131456 www.aviocomp.se www.saab.se ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2001/09/04/20010904BIT00180/bit0002.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2001/09/04/20010904BIT00180/bit0002.pdf