European Maintenance Service AB was founded in 1982

Our history

In 1982, EMS European Maintenance Service AB was founded as Göteborgs AERO, serving a large inventory of general aviation aircraft in the Gothenburg region. A continuous development of the company led to larger aircrafts being served and also ventures into corporate jet aviation. 

In 2006, the name European Maintenance Service AB was adopted when a change of ownership took place as the founder Rolf Svensson decided to retire.

In 2010, The Cessna Textron Company selected EMS as an Authorized Service Facility (ASF) for Cessna Citation. And Williams International approved EMS as a line maintenance service facility for the FJ44 Series engines. 

In 2016, EMS moved from Säve Airport to Göteborg Landvetter Airport and a newly refurbished facility with large hangars, an FBO terminal and a DMA area with parking space.

In 2020, EMS started to service regular airline customers with a newly set up team of experienced line maintenance technicians.

In October 2022 the sister company ELM was formed and the airline line maintenance branch was transferred into the new company. EMS remains with base maintenance Business jets with service center status on several brands, and a wide component capability. 


Every aspect of our business is characterized by a long-term and sustainable approach. We strongly believe in the competence and flexibility of the organization with the support of lean processes, systems and infrastructure. Altogether, it enables a safe and cost-efficient operation that drives both customer satisfaction and long-term commitments. This business model embraces partnerships and competitive win-win set-ups, especially in a time of changes and challenges within aviation.

Founder Rolf Svensson
Göteborgs AERO Säve early 1990´s
EMS today at Göteborg Landvetter Airport