Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2001 22:24:47 -0500
From: "Kenneth S." <>
Subject: Re: Purchasing a Saab

Just Bob wrote: > > On Mon, 19 Nov 2001 22:26:41 -0500, "Kenneth S." <> > wrote: > > > Have I got this wrong? Saabs are built by GM, aren't they? And the > >SAAB aircraft-manufacturing activities now have nothing whatsoever to do > >with the Saab automobile-manufacturing activities? > > We're talking about GM, not Saab. The premise is "if GM built > aircraft". > > JB My understanding is that GM owns Saab, and that there is no connection between the manufacturing of Saab automobiles and the manufacturing of aircraft. So any talk about aircraft manufacturing expertise being applied to Saab automobiles is meaningless. When GM makes Saabs, and Saab automobile manufacturing has no connection with aircraft, it seems to me that it makes little sense to talk about the application of aircraft manufacturing expertise to Saab automobiles -- or to draw any conclusions about what fighter jets would be like if they were built by GM. I hate to be the skunk at the garden party, but there it is.

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