Date: Sat, 29 Nov 1997 13:20:03 +0100
From: (=?ISO-8859-1?Q?Jan_Ahnel=F6f?=)
Subject: Re: what "SAAB" stands for

Patrik Sonestad <> wrote: > Itīs correct that SAAB stands for Svenska AeroplanAktieBolaget (Swedish > Aircraft company). They also make aeroplanes you know. Theyīve made several > warplanes for the Swedish Army with top performance. The latest is JAS -39 > Gripen (JAS stands for Jakt Attack Spaning, Hunt Attack Reconnaissance). > Among the passenger planes you see SAAB340 and SAAB2000 which are small (up > to 70-100 passengers) turbo-prop planes. So itīs no conincidence that SAABīs > cars look like aircrafts inside :-) > > //Bollman ..but today the two companies are totally separated, apart from the fact that Investor AB owns 50% of Saab Automobile and 100% of Saab Aircraft. Another previous (and closer) family member is Scania who makes some of the best heavy trucks in the world. Earlier Scania made the engines for Saab but from 1990 the companies are almost totally separated. When the companies were in the same group (Saab-Scania AB) the saying was that Scania earnt the money and Saab cars and aircrafts spent them..=) /Janne

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