STC; certification; engineering; aircraft modifications;

Organizational change in Scandinavian Avionics Design ApS

Billund, Denmark, 15th February 2021

Scandinavian Avionics Design ApS (SAD) – Part of The SA Group; has been preparing for a generation change in the management roles for more than a year, in order to secure a smooth transition and retention of vital experience and knowhow throughout the organization. After celebrating his 40th anniversary as an employee within The SA Group, Erling L. Linneberg, expressed a natural desire to start the handover of management responsibilities to his successor - a handover process that is now complete after we received the final approval from EASA on our new management structure.

“Erling has been with The SA Group since the beginning and his solution oriented and flexible mindset along with his likeable personality has been a huge contributor to The SA Group and where we are today. That is also why we are happy that Erling is staying onboard, taking on a more detail oriented role as a Special Programs Engineer for the years to come”, says Hardy B. Truelsen, Head of The SA Group.
Erling L. Linneberg continues: “My work life with The SA Group has been a journey of a lifetime, and I am happy that I can now step down into a position where I can make my experience count and go back to where it all started – designing and delivering customer oriented solutions in the individual projects”.

To take over for Erling, we are very excited to announce that Troels M. Lund is now formally approved as Head of Design, after joining our team back in 2018, with the very ambition to grow into this position. Troels has now obtained sufficient knowledge about our system and procedures and with his more than 30 years of aviation experience in multiple management roles, he is very happy to be back in the design environment, where his heart truly lies.

“I am first of all an avionics engineer by heart, and I have found that my passion is best exploited within the DOA area, where I have spent a vast part of my time in aviation. Working in an organization like SAD, where we have an extremely versatile customer segment, and strive to push boundaries every day, is a perfect fit for me”, says Troels M. Lund.

In addition to the Head of Design role, we are also shifting on the Chief Executive position, where Michael R. Truelsen is taking over from his father, Hardy B. Truelsen.

“We are in the midst of our generation change in The SA Group as a whole, and this is a natural next step, where Michael will take over as Chief Executive in SAD”, says Hardy B. Truelsen.

This is not a sign of retirement from Hardy B. Truelsen, but Hardy is to focus more on sales and business development tasks going forward.

Overview of Organizational Changes in Scandinavian Avionics Design ApS:
Chief Executive: Hardy B. Truelsen is replaced by Michael R. Truelsen.
Head of Design Organization: Erling L. Linneberg is replaced by Troels M. Lund.
Erling L. Linneberg will continue as Deputy HOD and Manager – Special Programs Engineer.

The changes are in effect from 8th of February 2021.

Scandinavian Avionics Design ApS, - Part of The SA Group
Scandinavian Avionics Design ApS develops and designs complex structural and electrical complete turn-key avionics modifications for basically any application and is involved in complete aircraft nose to tail engineering and certification programs.

Through the EASA Part 21J approved design organization, Scandinavian Avionics Design ApS offers development of supplemental type certificates (STC) and minor changes to existing aircraft type certificates, covering any avionics or electrical modification of any aircraft or helicopter application. Over the years, Scandinavian Avionics Design ApS has developed more than 700 STCs and certification packages for a wide range of avionics system modifications in a wide range of aircraft types.

Scandinavian Avionics Design ApS also provides certification packages complying with a wide range of other military and civil regulations and requirements, customized to the specific rules and regulations in any specific area.

The SA Group is represented in 8 countries, on 11 locations in Europe, the Middle East, India and Southeast Asia. The headquarters, which was established in 1978, is located in Billund, Denmark.

Further information, please contact:
Chief Executive Michael R. Truelsen, tel. +45 7950 8004,