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SAAB AB
Type STO: Saab-B
Founded 1937
Headquarters Flag of Sweden Stockholm, Sweden
Industry Aerospace
Revenue €2,070 million EUR
Operating income €177 million
Net income €129 million
Employees 12,830 (2005)
Website www.saabgroup.com

SAAB AB is an aviation and defense company based in Sweden and founded in 1937 in Trollhättan. Its name was an acronym for "Svenska aeroplanaktiebolaget" (translates to Swedish Aeroplane Limited), thus written as "SAAB". In 1939 Saab merged with the Linköping based ASJA and the headquarters moved to Linköping. During changes in company ownership in the 1990s, the company name became SAAB AB. Saab Automobile AB is automobile manufacturing company in Sweden, and is currently a wholly-owned subsidiary of the General Motors Corporation. ... Saab Logo, claiming fair use This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... The Stockholm Stock Exchange is a stock exchange located in Stockholm, Sweden. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... For other uses, see Stockholm (disambiguation). ... Look up revenue in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Euro (disambiguation). ... Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT), also known as operating income and operating profit, is a term used to describe a companys earnings. ... Net income is equal to the income that a firm has after subtracting costs and expenses from the total revenue. ... This article is about work. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The page covers both the municipality and the town Trollhättan Waterfalls in Trollhättan Trollhättan Municipality is a Municipality in western Sweden where the City Trollhättan is the seat. ... Linköping [ˈlɪnɕøːpɪŋ] is a city in southern Sweden, with a population of 97,428 (2005). ... AB Svenska Järnvägsverkstädernas Aeroplanavdelning (ASJA) was a company making aircraft in Linköping, Sweden. ...


Originally manufacturing airplanes, the company sought ways in which to diversify its business and in the late 1940s started to manufacture Saab Automobiles. The automobile division was based in Trollhättan. The first car was the Saab 92001 on June 10, 1947. The company soon developed a reputation for safe and reliable automobiles, with a notable competition history. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Saab Automobile AB is automobile manufacturing company in Sweden, and is currently a wholly-owned subsidiary of the General Motors Corporation. ... The first Saab automobile was the Saab 92001, the Ursaab. If we can design and manufacture aircraft, why not cars? The decision to actually start the automobile project was made in the fall of 1945. ... is the 161st day of the year (162nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In the late 1950s Saab ventured into the computer market with DataSAAB. The 1950s decade refers to the years 1950 to 1959 inclusive. ... Datasaab was a company branched from Saab in Linköping, Sweden in the late 1950s. ...


In 1969 SAAB merged with the truck maker Scania-Vabis, and between 1969 and 1995 the company was called Saab-Scania AB. General Motors bought 51 percent of the automobile division Saab Automobile in 1990, and acquired the rest a decade later. Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... The phrase mergers and acquisitions or M&A refers to the aspect of corporate finance strategy and management dealing with the merging and acquiring of different companies as well as assets. ... For other uses, see Truck (disambiguation). ... A vintage Scania truck (L80 successor to the Scania-Vabis L56) Scania A1 1901 Scania Type A Tonneau 1903 Scania AB is a leading European manufacturer of heavy trucks (British English: lorries), buses, and diesel engines, based in Södertälje, Sweden. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Saab-Scania AB was the name taken when truck and bus manufacturer Scania-Vabis of Södertälje merged with car and aeroplane manufacturer SAAB of Trollhättan in 1969, under the Wallenberg group of companies. ... General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), also known as GM, is an American automobile maker with worldwide operations and brands including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saturn, Saab and Vauxhall. ... Saab Automobile AB is automobile manufacturing company in Sweden, and is currently a wholly-owned subsidiary of the General Motors Corporation. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ...

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Ownership

Since 1998 the British aerospace company BAE Systems has been the largest shareholder in Saab following its acquisition of a 35% stake from Investor AB by its predecessor, British Aerospace. In January 2005 BAE reduced its shareholding to 20%, which it views as a long term interest. Investor AB also maintains a 20% share. Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... BAE Systems plc is the worlds third largest defence contractor,[3] the largest in Europe and a commercial aerospace manufacturer. ... Investor AB is a Swedish investment company, founded in 1916 and still controlled by the Wallenberg family. ... British Aerospace (BAe) was a UK aircraft and defence systems manufacturer, now part of BAE Systems. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Aircraft

Crossair Europe SAAB 340B
Crossair Europe SAAB 340B
SAAB JAS 39C Gripen of the Czech Air Force
SAAB JAS 39C Gripen of the Czech Air Force
SAAB-340 Erieye
SAAB-340 Erieye

The main focus of aircraft production is fighter aircraft, with the recent JAS 39 Gripen as the main model. SAAB has been making airplanes since the 1930s, and the purely jet predecessors to the Gripen were the Tunnan, the Lansen, the Draken and the Viggen. The last civilian models made by SAAB were the Saab 340 and Saab 2000. Both were mid-range, turboprop-powered, passenger planes. The development and the manufacturing of these airplanes takes place in Linköping, Sweden. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3008x1960, 696 KB) Description See caption Date 1 Sep 2003 Source http://www. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3008x1960, 696 KB) Description See caption Date 1 Sep 2003 Source http://www. ... The Saab JAS 39 Gripen (Griffin or Gryphon) is a fighter aircraft manufactured by the Swedish aerospace company Saab. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1000x664, 75 KB) Description: Saab 340 of Crossair Europe at Düsseldorf International Airport Source: de:Image:Crossair Europe - 001. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1000x664, 75 KB) Description: Saab 340 of Crossair Europe at Düsseldorf International Airport Source: de:Image:Crossair Europe - 001. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2316x1627, 534 KB) Saab JAS 39C Gripen (identifier 9241) of the Czech Republic Air Force taxis for takeoff at the Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford, Gloucestershire, England. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2316x1627, 534 KB) Saab JAS 39C Gripen (identifier 9241) of the Czech Republic Air Force taxis for takeoff at the Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford, Gloucestershire, England. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1125x741, 495 KB) Summary Photographer: User:Ballista Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1125x741, 495 KB) Summary Photographer: User:Ballista Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... The Erieye radar system, is an Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AEW&Cs) developed by Ericsson of Sweden. ... An A-10 Thunderbolt II, F-86 Sabre, P-38 Lightning and P-51 Mustang fly in formation during an air show at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. ... The Saab JAS 39 Gripen (Griffin or Gryphon) is a fighter aircraft manufactured by the Swedish aerospace company Saab. ... The 1930s (years from 1930–1939) were described as an abrupt shift to more radical and conservative lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the Great Depression, also known as the World Depression. ... SAAB J 29 Tunnan (The Barrel) was a Swedish fighter aircraft designed and manufactured by Saab 1950 - 1956. ... The SAAB A32 Lansen (Swedish:lance) was a two-seater attack aircraft produced by SAAB from 1955 to 1960 for Flygvapnet, the Swedish air force. ... Draken in Flight The Saab J35 Draken (The Dragon) or Saab 35 is a Swedish fighter aircraft manufactured by Saab between 1955 and 1974. ... The Saab Viggen (Thunder Bolt or Bolt ¹) or Saab 37 is a Swedish fighter aircraft manufactured between 1970 and 1990 to replace the Saab Draken (Dragon). ... The Saab 340 is a two-engine turboprop aircraft designed and initially produced by a partnership between Saab and Fairchild in a 65:35 ratio. ... Carpatair Saab 2000. ... A schematic diagram showing the operation of a turboprop engine. ... Linköping [ˈlɪnɕøːpɪŋ] is a city in southern Sweden, with a population of 97,428 (2005). ...


In 1995 SAAB Military Aircraft and British Aerospace (now BAE Systems) formed the joint venture company SAAB-BAe Gripen AB, with the goal of adapting, manufacturing, marketing and supporting Gripen internationally. This co-operation was extended in 2001 with the formation of Gripen International for the same purpose. Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


BAE designed an improved wing, which they then manufactured and are set to produce 45% of export airframes. SAAB Military Aircraft is responsible for the overall "aircraft system" including basic aircraft development and production, and testing and delivery.

Regional Express SAAB 340A (The first ever 340 to fly in the Southern Hemishpere)
SAAB 340B
SAAB 340B
SAAB 2000

The Saab 17 was a Swedish bomber-reconnaisance aircraft. ... Junkers Ju-87 Stuka dive bombers A dive bomber is a bomber aircraft that dives directly at its targets in order to provide greater accuracy and limit the exposure to and effectiveness of anti-aircraft fire. ... Saab MFI-15 Safari, also known as the Saab MFI-17 Supporter, is a trainer aircraft which is used by several air forces. ... The SAAB 18 was a twin-engine bomber designed for the Swedish Air Force. ... The Saab 21 was a fighter/attack aircraft from SAAB that first took to air in 1943. ... Saab 21R Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Saab J-21 The Saab 21R was a Swedish fighter/attack aircraft that saw service in the late 1940s. ... SAAB J 29 Tunnan (The Barrel) was a Swedish fighter aircraft designed and manufactured by Saab 1950 - 1956. ... The SAAB A32 Lansen (Swedish:lance) was a two-seater attack aircraft produced by SAAB from 1955 to 1960 for Flygvapnet, the Swedish air force. ... The Saab J 35 Draken (the word Draken here is referring to a Kite, but its also the same as Dragon in Swedish) or Saab 35 is a Swedish fighter aircraft manufactured by Saab between 1955 and 1974. ... The Saab Viggen (The Thunderbolt) or Saab 37 is a Swedish fighter aircraft manufactured between 1970 and 1990 to replace the Saab J 35 Draken (The Kite or Dragon). ... The Saab JAS 39 Gripen (Griffin or Gryphon) is a fighter aircraft manufactured by the Swedish aerospace company Saab. ... Saab Scandia at Linköping The Saab 90 Scandia was a civil passenger aeroplane, manufactured by the Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolaget (SAAB), in Linköping, Sweden. ... Saab 91C of the Swedish Airforce. ... The Saab 105 is an aircraft developed by Saab for the Swedish Air Force in the early sixties. ... The Saab 340 is a two-engine turboprop aircraft designed and initially produced by a partnership between Saab and Fairchild in a 65:35 ratio. ... Carpatair Saab 2000. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 430 pixelsFull resolution (1000 × 537 pixel, file size: 134 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Saab 340A VH-KDK August 27, 2007. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 430 pixelsFull resolution (1000 × 537 pixel, file size: 134 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Saab 340A VH-KDK August 27, 2007. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 1273 KB) Summary Colgan Air Saab 340B September 1st, 2005 Photo by: Rubyk Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 1273 KB) Summary Colgan Air Saab 340B September 1st, 2005 Photo by: Rubyk Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links YR-SBK_5. ... Image File history File links YR-SBK_5. ...

Datasaab

The Datasaab company was a result partly of the need of heavy computational power for the aircraft development, partly of the science-fictional idea to make a computer that would be small enough to mount in an aeroplane as navigational equipment. During the 1960s several successful and advanced systems were developed and sold to several European countries (used in e.g. banking). The aircraft computer (CK37) was achieved in 1971 in the Viggen. The now less successful company was sold off in 1975 to Sperry UNIVAC, while flight computer development was kept in SAAB . Datasaab was a company branched from Saab in Linköping, Sweden in the late 1950s. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... The Saab Viggen (Thunder Bolt or Bolt ¹) or Saab 37 is a Swedish fighter aircraft manufactured between 1970 and 1990 to replace the Saab Draken (Dragon). ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... UNIVAC serves as the catch-all name for the American manufacturers of the lines of mainframe computers by that name, which through mergers and acquisitions underwent numerous name changes. ...


See also

Volvo Aero, a subsidiary of Swedish company Volvo, develops and manufactures components for aircraft and rocket engines with high technology content in co-operation with the world’s leading engine manufacturers. ... Saalina was a for meter long rowing boat made by SAAB after WW2. ... A Saab 96 with a 1967 SAABO caravan, #334. ...

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Saab has been making airplanes since the 1930s, and predecessors to the Gripen were among others the Lansen, the Draken and the Viggen.
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