Internal restructuring
European Union
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Air Transport
51 - Air transport

200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
29 June 2005
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
1 June 2006


SAS Technical Services announced it would proceed with local efficiency enhancement, cost reductions and further development of production units in Norway and Sweden in order to adapt to the market conditions. The company explained that medium-heavy and heavy aircraft maintenance was particularly subject to competition. The restructuring measures are part of the SAS Group's Turnaround 2005 program and involve a reduction of about 120 jobs for medium-heavy and heavy maintenance and about 80 jobs in line maintenance. The implementation of this plan is expected to be completed before the summer of 2006. SAS Technical Services is a company that is wholly owned by the SAS Group. Its operations comprise technical aircraft maintenance and logistics for approximately 250 aircraft. The number of employees totals 3,700 and the company has production bases at Stockholm Arlanda, Copenhagen Kastrup, Oslo Gardermoen, Stavanger Sola, Bergen, Gothenburg and Tallinn. Sales amount to approximately SEK 5 billion annually.


  • 29 June 2005: Dagens Nyheter
  • 29 June 2005: Press release by SAS Group


Eurofound (2005), SAS Technical Services, Internal restructuring in European Union, factsheet number 61861, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/61861.