About Us

About Us
We offer a wide range of high quality training

Inspired By Excellence & Innovation

The Academy was founded by aviation professionals including highly experienced pilots and other essential personnel. It was started as a project in 2015 and the Academy officially became an EASA Approved Training Organisation in 2016 by the Swedish Civil Aviation Authorities.

Stockholm, the capital of Scandinavia was the obvious choice for us, We’re surrounded by flight training, general as well as commercial aviation, which is a perfect climate for our purpose. The majority of the flight training is conducted in Stockholm Västerås Airport and Stockholm Arlanda Airport.

The Academy is comprised of a highly experienced and well-qualified staff. The Senior Management is embodied by several decades of experience in the airline industry. The majority of Scandinavian Aerospace Academy Instructors maintain active flight duty in order to keep proficiency to be up-to-date with changes that are made everyday in the aviation industry.








Airline Transport Pilot Program that takes you from zero experience all the way in to any airliner.
Offering training suited for non-EASA license holders of any license type wishing to obtain a EASA license.
Scandinavian Aerospace Academy offers a wide range of instructor courses including FI, CRI, IRI, MCCI, SFI, TRI, CRMI.
Training suitable for airline customers covering type ratings, operator conversion courses and other training.

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 Being an international flying academy we strive to deliver the best training to the get you ready for take off.

Cpl Me/IR
Flight Instructor

The Flight Instructor course (FI) prepares you for the role as a flight instructor. Being a Flight Instructor is one of the most rewarding careers you can have in aviation and makes you an even more experienced and proficient pilot along the way.

Aps Mcc

The APS MCC (Airline Pilot Standard, Multi Crew Co-operation) course has been designed by EASA to further enhance multi crew skills in an airline environment.

Atp Program
ATP Program

Airline Transport Pilot- Program, takes you from zero experience and no previous training, all the way to a fully trained Airline Pilot with the necessary Commercial Pilot License (CPL)and Multi-Crew courses(MCC).

Executive Management

Ole Christian Melhus
CEO & Chairman of the Board
Highly experienced professional with wide experience as CEO, COO and Accountable Manager from 18 years in one of the worlds largest short and long-haul airlines. Founder of startup airline in South America. Proven multi-disciplined, with management & analytic skills and 35 years of aviation experience.
Mubashar Kapur
COO & Board Member

Highly experienced professional with wide experience as COO, Quality & Compliance Manager and aeronautical engineer. Background from Royal Norwegian Airforce and worked for one of the world’s best airlines, short and long-haul. MSc in Human Factors in Aviation and 25 years of aviation experience.

Our Team

Ole Christian Melhus


CEO, AM, CCO & Chairman of the Board

Mubashar Kapur

Capt-TRI B787/ 777, A340/320  

COO/ Deputy AM, Quality & Compliance, CRM Trainer & Board Member

Thomas Hesthammer



Niki Smulovic


CEO, AM, CCO & Chairman of the Board

Daniel Lindefors

Director Safety, Quality &

Compliance and Board Member

Markus Johansson


Chief Flight Instructor

Bård Ove Myhr


Director IT

Torstein Hoås

Captain B787/777 TRI/TRE, Captain B737 TRI/TRE, Captain MD-11, Captain B747-400, Captain DC9-80 (MD-80)

Thomas Eriksson

Chief Flight Instructor

Tristan Okkonen


Iluta Cakova

Training Coordinator