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Stockholms Helikoptertjänst
Stockholms Helikoptertjänst AB (SHTAB) is a company that is fully specialized in the aerial work segment. The company focuses in precision sling-load mounting operations, power line inspections and general utility works, including aerial gyro filming. It has a wide range of helicopter types involved in various tasks throughout the country.
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History Stockholms Helikoptertjänst AB (translated Stockholm's Helicopter Service) was established by Richard Ziverts in the late 90s, and it served as a subcontractor to HT Helikopter Transport for the first years. It obtained its own Air Operator Certificate, a national aerial work permit, in 2002.

The company started with a Hughes 269B (SE-HCM), but its fleet was soon expanded with an MD500E (SE-JGB in 2003).

In late 2004 the company added a SA 315B Lama (SE-JNA) to its fleet. The helicopter was acquired in order to fill the need for a capable heavy-lifter in the Stockholm area since Osterman Helicopter had recently closed its regional operations.

In late 2008 the company moved to a brand new hangar in Länna, moments south of central Stockholm. By this time the fleet grown to five helicopters of four different models - Hu269, MD500, Lama and R44.

In 2010 a Bell Long Ranger (SE-HUC) was added to the fleet.

The company was involved in extensive power line documentation tasks abroad, with projects in Poland, Finland and Norway and Italy. The operations were highly active between 2004-2013.

In May 2013 the company added an AS350B3 to its fleet and started a partnership with the sales company "Helikopterlyft". This opened up for operations in Gothenburg. The cooperation was later inherited by the sales company Osterman Helicopter, which is a subsidiary to Scandinavian Helicopter Group (SHG).

In 2013 the company placed its Hughes 269 (SE-HIN) in Torsby, where it came to be used for census operations.

In mid 2014 Stockholms Helikoptertjänst added power line cleansing (sawing operations) to its line of business by partnering up with the saw manufacturer Helimatic.

In October 2014 the company added a twin-engine AS355 to its fleet. The helicopter, SE-JOC, was intended for filming and sling-load jobs in hostile environments.

In 2016 SHTAB opened a base in Orsa. The local operations were initially focused in reindeer herding and plant setting operations.

In September 2016 the sales company Osterman Helicopter changed its operating structure by switching from SHTAB to STORM Heliworks. The AS350B3 SE-HJV was subsequently transferred to STORM's fleet.

After terminating the cooperation with Osterman Helicopter, the newly established sales company Altin Helicopter started a tight partnership with SHTAB. Altin Helicopter is stationed in Gothenburg, and it focuses in sling load operations.

In November 2016 SHT purchased an AS350B3 from France. The helicopter was to become the first aircraft in Scandinavia to get Swiss Rotor Solutions'AS350 Maximum Pilot View Kit. The kit, which would give “near-Lama” characteristics in terms of visibility and precision according to SHT, was expected to be mounted on the aircraft later during the winter.

In 2017 SHT went through a modernisation process, where it sold its R44 and an MD500, and replaced them with an EC120 (SE-JRY).
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Last update: 8 Apr, 2017
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