Civil Aviation Administration (Sweden)

LFV (until 31 December 2006: Luftfartsverket ) is a public company for air traffic control in Sweden and has its headquarters in Norrköping. It was founded in 1947 as a public authority. 2005, a separation between the business and government units has been made, the administrative area was incorporated into the newly established Bureau of Aeronautics, Luftfartsstyrelsen relocated. On April 1, 2010, the operation of 14 state airports in Sweden, originally assigned to the core tasks of LFV was spun off into the established companies Swedavia. Also Swedavia is state-owned.

Luftfartsverket is responsible for

  • The air traffic control for civil and military air traffic in Sweden
  • And the training of air traffic controllers

LFV had in 2005 about 3500 employees and a turnover of 5.7 billion SEK / ~ 630 million euros. After restructuring in 2010, LFV has 1400 employees and a turnover of 2 billion SEK (~ 200 million euros ). The activity of the LFV is mainly funded by taxes.