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FCC sing alliance with Swedish company LFV to bid for air traffic control privatisation contracts in Spain

19/01/2011

FCC sing alliance with Swedish company LFV to bid for air traffic control privatisation contracts in Spain

FCC is to bid for air traffic control contracts in the forthcoming privatisation announced by Spain's Infrastructure Ministry. To this end, FCC has signed an alliance with Swedish company LFV to bid jointly for air traffic control contracts at Spanish airports, under tenders currently being organised by AENA.

FCC sing alliance with Swedish company LFV to bid for air traffic control privatisation contracts in Spain

FCC, which is controlled by Esther Koplowitz, has established subsidiary NAVSA (Navegación y Servicios Aeroportuarios S.A.) to engage in air traffic control and aviation services. FCC will establish a joint venture with LFV in which NAVSA will own 65% and LFV 35%.

FCC has created NAVSA with a view to bidding for privatised air traffic control contracts in Spain. The new company plans to associate its brand with effective, responsible, safe air traffic control. Its primary objective is to improve services to citizens in the area of aviation by adapting to the new situation defined by the Single European Sky regulation in response to growing air traffic.

LFV is a Swedish state-owned company that provides civil and military air traffic control services in that country. It employs over 1,400 air traffic controllers at 41 control towers in Sweden, plus the air traffic control centres in Stockholm and Malmö and a flight planning centre. Its headquarters are located in Norrköping, about 160 km south-west of Stockholm.

Plans to expand in Europe

LFV is one of Europe's leading providers of air traffic control services. In 2010, LFV handled over 654,000 operations, i.e. almost 32 million passengers; that figure is expected to increase in the coming years, particularly in 2011. Its primary objective is to offer safe, effective, environmentally-friendly navigation services in both civil and military aviation.