is a young but widely experienced helicopter operator with its heart in Jämtland County. The company has been operating through its sister company Copterflyg since 2013, but it formally started its own operations in January 2016.
STORM is specialized in a wide range of operations throughout large parts of Scandinavia and northern Europe. It is focused in air taxi, utility works and power line inspections, as well as census operations, aerial filming, sawing tasks and topographic measurement flights.
The history of STORM Heliworks
began back in 2012, when Stefan Larsson and the brothers Jens and Dennis Sundqvist founded the company Heliholding AB. The team had a vast experience in the helicopter industry, with deep involvement in both operative and administrative liabilities in several helicopter companies, including the newly retired Osterman Helicopter.
Heliholding established STORM Heliworks
as a sales company in early 2013. The company supplied helicopter services to costumers through a wide operator network, including Norwegian HeliScan
and Swedish Cassel Aero
. It had its main office in Östersund, but operated throughout large parts of northern Europe through the licensed companies.
In July 2013 STORM’s parent company Heliholding AB acquired the helicopter company Copterflyg AB of Kilafors. The investment was made in order to strengthen Heliholding’s presence in the European helicopter market and to add valuable elements to the Heliholding group. Copterflyg had been established in 2004 and it operated a main fleet of Robinson R44 helicopters, but it utilized an AS355 for air filming and a Hughes 500 for sawing operations as well.
Copterflyg was administered as sister company to STORM Heliworks
, they held a tight bond to each other. Copterflyg was subsequently restructured in line with the new sister company STORM Heliwork's commercial profile.
Copterflyg had a close operative partnership with the flight school Scandinavian Helicopter Center
, but that cooperation was eventually stopped within a few years in order to streamline the STORM Heliworks
The company added two EC 120 Colibris to its Copterflyg fleet in the autumn of 2013. One of them replaced the Hughes 500 as a sawing helicopter. At that time, the company was involved in a temporary power-line cleansing operation in Latvia. One of the Colibris (SE-JMP
) was later returned to its leasing owner.STORM Heliworks
won a large power-line cleansing contract in late 2015, and subsequently added a second EC120 (SE-JDT
) to its fleet again.
In January 2016, STORM Heliworks
transitioned into an operative company, and the jobs and helicopters in Copterflyg were gradually transferred to STORM.
In May 2016, STORM Heliworks
took delivery of a brand new Airbus H125 (AS350B3e) at the factory in France. The helicopter was the first H125 to join the company's AOC.
In September 2016 STORM opened a partnership with the sales company Osterman Helicopter, based in Gothenburg. STORM inherited the company's operations after a previous cooperation with Stockholms Helikoptertjänst
(2013-2016). The switch to STORM included an AS350B3 (SE-HJV
) and a hangar at Säve Airport in Gothenburg.