In June 2014 the limelight will yet again be on Linköping, the Aviation Capital of Sweden and the centre of the Swedish aerospace cluster. The third Aerospace Forum Sweden will be held from June 12 to June 14. Politicians, Government officials, military chiefs from many countries, industrial leaders from Europe, Brazil, the USA and Asia, scientists and, not least, international journalists and entrepreneurs representing civil and military aerospace organizations will all meet during three intensive days.
This will be the third Aerospace Forum to be held at the Malmen Air Base in Linköping. This year’s event is jointly organized by the Swedish Armed Forces, the Defence Materiel Administration (FMV), the Community of Linköping and Saab AB. Aerospace Forum Sweden 2014 includes two conference days and one public Air Show.
This year the conferences and exhibitions will be held in the FMV Flight Test Centre in the southern part of the Malmen Aerospace Centre. As at the successful events in 2010 and 2012, we expect a large number of delegates, exhibitors and partners to take part in this unique marketplace for business, networking and the cross-fertilization of ideas and experience. Following the success of the Gripen in new fighter competitions in Switzerland and Brazil, we want to welcome the aerospace world to Linköping to meet with the whole Swedish aerospace network.
In a world of rapidly changing threats, higher demands on air transportation and a steadily increased focus on cost efficiency, safety and security, developing and sustaining the necessary military and civil capabilities – both technical and operational – is becoming more and more vital.
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The overall theme for the conferences will be Capabilities.
On an international basis we will discuss the Capabilities needed today and tomorrow to meet future challenges and strategies to acquire these Capabilities- from research and innovation to operations in a wide perspective.
International Aerospace Conference
The International Aerospace Conference on Thursday June 12 will focus on strategies to achieve these capabilities based on innovation and research for both civil and military requirements. Aeronautics as a strategic innovation area will be one of the key topics of the day.
International Air Power Conference
The International Air Power Conference on Friday June 13 will be the forum for discussions from a world-wide perspective on what kind of air power capabilities are needed in future conflicts as well as peace operations.
Public Air Show
On Saturday June 14 there will be a public Air Show starting at noon. During the morning all exhibitions will be open for our partners to entertain their customers and employees. The Swedish Air Force Flying School is arranging and managing the Air Show, supported by the Swedish Armed Forces Helicopter Wing at Malmen.
Malmen airfield is really the cradle of Swedish aviation. In 1912 Baron Carl Cederström started his flying school here and today the Malmen Aerospace Centre houses a number of organizations and companies:
The Swedish Air Force Flying School;
The Swedish Armed Forces Helicopter Wing, with three battalions of helicopters;
The special transport unit of the Swedish Air Force with signals intelligence (sigint) and VIP aircraft;
Saab AB Supoort & Services;
The tactical development units of the Swedish Air Force (the Swedish Top Gun team);
The FMV Flight Test Centre;
Qinetiq, with one of the world’s most advanced dynamic simulators; and - The Swedish Air Force Museum.
And on the eastern side of Linköping, Saab AB has its principal plant with almost 5000 employees, its own airfield and the collocated Linköping City Airport.
Welcome to AEROSPACE FORUM SWEDEN 2014 and to the AVIATION CAPITAL of SWEDEN!
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