This helicopter was constructed in 1969 and had a history in Norway and Germany before it was purchased by Swedish Mora Helikopter in 1976. Nearly two years later SAAB-Scania AB purchased the machine and soon sold it to Östersunds Flygservice, which returned it to SAAB within 8 months. SAAB then sold it to Fjällflygarna
i Arjeplog AB which operated the machine in 8 years. The next owner, Ove Walther Flygservice KB operated the machine in four years before it was exported to the UK in 1994.