History

  • 1952 a master plan is adopted involving the area where the airport is now located
  • 1963 Military aviation operations begin
  • 1967 Agreement between Military authorities and Eskilstuna Municipality for civil operations at the airport
  • 1968 Widening of the runway to 35m. New military operational areas taken into use. Civil taxiway widening and moving of the civil threshold from the north end of the runway
  • 1969 Scheduled air traffic by Linjeflyg AB with the Metropolitan and the North 262 to Malmoe
  • 1971 End of the scheduled service. Some remaining charter flights to destinations such as; Visby, Ronne and Canary Islands
  • 1972 Charter flights cease due to the absence of landing aids ILS requirements (GP). Civilian activities as a whole continue, comprised of business and air taxi, private-club and flight school including flight operations
  • 1976 A Municipality survey adopted which includes the airport's noise effects on the enviroment
  • 1986 Scheduled routes, including Orebro-Eskilstuna-Stockholm, Arlanda is discussed
  • 1987 Series of groundworks is performed by the military, including adjustment of the airbase to "Airbase 90-system" with two short runways
  • 1997-98 Under military management, a new airport lighting system is installed. The work performed is in technical and financial collaboration with civil interests
  • 1998 Due to civil interests, a complete landing system (ILS and DME) is installed
  • 2000 A municipal decision to prepare an EIS
  • 2001 ILS and DME deployed. Private road across the runway to the south is closed. Application submitted to the military headquarters due to increased civilian flight school operations
  • 2002 Application submitted for new civilian activities. Total number of aircraft movements, including military flight operations increases to 28,400 movements
  • 2004 New Military decision to discontinue use of the base 2005-12-31 and for the airbase to be sold
  • 2005 Revised application for environmental assessment submitted to the County Administrative Board of Södermanland
  • 2006 Eskilstuna kommunföretag becomes the head operator in January 1. In June an environmental ruling is announced by the Environment Court allowing 27,400 movements per year.
  • 2007 Eskilstuna Municipality purchased the airport from the Swedish Fortification Administration in December 31
  • 2011 The airport has since 2011-05-17 certified environmental management standard ISO 14001.