Country Profile

Kingdom of Sweden
(Konungariket Sverige)

Key Facts

Date of Independence:
7 June 1905
Capital City:
Total Area Ranking:
56 of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
86 of 242 in the World

The Country


Sweden is located on the Scandinavian peninsula in northern Europe. It is bordered by Norway to the west, Finland to the north east and the Gulf of Bothnia and Baltic Sea to the east and south.
The country is densely forested and features numerous lakes. The north of Sweden falls within the Arctic Circle, while the south of the country is fertile and widely cultivated. The Scandes mountain range occupies the western border region with Norway, with the highest peak reaching 2111 m (6926 ft). The total land area is 411,620 sq km (158,926 sq miles).
The Population of 8.9 million (2000 figure) comprises 91% of Swedish origin, 3% Finnish & Lapp and 6% other European ethnic groups. Some 89% of the people are Evangelical Lutheran, 2% Roman Catholic, 1% other Protestant, 1% Russian Orthodox, 1% Muslim and 6% other faiths. The capital city is Stockholm.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Swedish History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Sweden
Yahoo Sweden page
wikipedia: Sweden
wikipedia: History of Sweden


Text to be added on the development of aviation in Swedem.


Civil Aircraft Registrations

Swedish civil aircraft were registered in the series S-AAA onwards from 1919, then SE-AAA onwards from 1929.

Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Current military air arms-
Air Force (Flygvapnet)
Military Helicopter Fleet (Försvarsmaktens Helikopterflottilj)

Historical military air arms-
Naval Aviation [1911-1926]
Army Aviation [1912-1926]
Naval Aviation [1958-1997]
Army Aviation [1954-1997]

Central Government Agencies

Coast Guard (Kustbevakningen)
Test & Evaluation (Försvarets materielverk РFMV)

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – ‘Search and Rescue’ (Norrlandsflyg)
Police Aviation (Polis)

Commercial Aviation

City Airline
Falcon Air Cargo [1960-2006]
Malmo Aviation

wikipedia: Airlines of Sweden
The World’s Airlines: Sweden

Private Aviation

Aerial Target Services (SAAB Nyge Aero).


Aircraft Manufacturers


Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.


Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in Sweden

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.

On Show

Aviation Museums

Arlanda Flygmuseum
Angelholm’s Flygflottilj 10 Flygmuseum
Flygflottilj 11 Flygmuseum
Flygflottilj 15 Flygmuseum
Flygvapenmuseum Malmen
Jämtlands Flyg & Lottamuseum
Malmo Tekniska Museum
Svedinos Bil Och Flygmuseum
Tekniska Museet
Vännäs Motormuseum
Västerås Flygmuseum
Volvo Museum

Airshow Dates

Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

Magazines Guide for Sweden

Aviation Bibliography

Swedish Aviation Bibliography – to be added

Web Links

Aviation in Sweden

Aviation Museums Sweden

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