Archive for '91 Safir'
Posted on 28. Jun, 2008 by Ryan.
As a follow-up to the previous writeup on the past and present Saab designers and their achievements, it was necessary to include a chronological up-to-date listing of Saab projects both production and concepts.
This listing includes each Saab project, year introduced along with each designer and/or engineer that contributed to the given project.
This list is a work-in-progress, so any additions and/or modifications that you see necessary below, please add your comments to ensure correctness and accuracy.
Photo Credits: Saab Automobile
Design Contributions by Model
SAAB Scandia 90 (1946-1958)
SAAB 91 (1947-1966)
SAAB 92001 (Prototype) (1946/1947)
Posted on 25. Sep, 2007 by Ryan.
SAAB Aircraft celebrated their 70th anniversary at their home of LinkÃ¶ping, Sweden at the end of August and I have just received their press release and photographs that describe this celebration.
It is important to note that while all SAAB aircraft were present during the celebration, there was one exception which was the SAAB Scandia 90 commercial airliner. The last remaining SAAB Scandia 90 resides at a museum in Bebedouro, Brazil, South America. SAAB tried to buy this for their 50th anniversary in 1987, their 60th in 1997 as well as their recent 70th anniversary this year, but the owners continue to ask for a figure that is deemed unreasonably high time and time again.
Aside from the airplanes, the Saab Performance Team as well as legendary rally champion, Erik “On The Roof” Carlsson were also present amongst other notables for this very special event as you will see in the photographs above.
Here is a press release that describes a segment of this 70th anniversary celebration.
Guests celebrated Saabâ€™s 70th anniversary
A flyby of Saabâ€™s aircraft started the customer day that is part of Saabâ€™s 70th anniversary. Around 700 customers, partners, suppliers, analysts and media came to join the celebrations.
The VIP day took place at the Saab compound in LinkÃ¶ping, Sweden, on Friday August 31. Ã…ke Svensson, President and CEO of Saab wished everyone a warm welcome.
â€œIt is fantastic to have you here today. I am so proud of this companyâ€ he said by way of introduction. A short film about the history of Saab was shown and Ã…ke Svensson spoke about Saabâ€™s development from 1937 to the present day.
â€Focus has changed. Previously the emphasis was on one large Swedish customer, today we have broadened our horizons and the internationalisation has increased.â€
Saab in the future
The emphasis of the seminar that followed was on the future and what Saab might be working on at the time of the 100th anniversary in 2037. The seminar discussed what the future might hold within civil security and air (unmanned aircraft), sea (naval command and control systems) and land areas (multistatic radar).
Lennart Sindahl, business unit manager for Saab Aerosystems, and Michael FranzÃ©n, project manager for UAV operations in the business unit, spoke about the possibilities of unmanned aircraft. In their vision of the future we will be flying with unmanned passenger aircraft several years before Saab celebrates 100 years.
Lars Tossman, business unit manager for Saab Underwater Systems, and Richard Colling, point of contact Sea, spoke about the importance of flexible, autonomous underwater vehicles in the future.
Air show with all still flying Saab planes
The day was rounded off with a flying display featuring nearly all Saabâ€™s aircraft that are still flying: Saab B17, Saab 32 Lansen, Saab 91 Safir, SK60, Saab 35 Draken, Saab 37 Viggen, Saab 39 Gripen and Saab 2000.
Posted on 30. Nov, 2006 by Ryan.
The original of SAAB using the numerical nomenclature 9, is that this number was an indication that the project was a non-military, but a civilian project.
The SAAB Scandia 90 (pictured above) was the first civilian project, followed by the SAAB Safir 91, then finally the automobile being SAAB 92001 in 1946, and the beginning of production models with the SAAB 92. Here is a list of all of the the projects from the beginning until the present.
For more information about these models, please visit our “Saab designs by model number” reference list.
91 Safir (Aircraft)
94 Sonett I
97 Sonett II & III
94 (Sonett I) (14)
Formula Junior (3)
Quantum IV (10)
97 (Sonett II & III) (47)
600 Lancia (4)
900 NG (33)
9-3 SS (182)
9-5 NG (131)
9-3 NG (8)
92001 (Ursaab) (5)
Quantum I (2)
Quantum II (3)
Quantum III (5)
Quantum V (3)
900 Cabriolet Prototype (1)
900 SPG Prototype (1)
900 Concept Coupe (2)
Bertone Novanta (1)
9-3 Sport-Hatch (5)
9-3 BioPower Hybrid (10)
9-7X Aero (1)
9-5 BioPower 100 (9)
9-4X BioPower (58)
9-X BioHybrid (50)
9-X Air (12)
210 Draken (1)
J 29 (Tunnan) (2)
J 32 (Lansen) (3)
J 35 (Draken) (8)
JA 37 (Viggen) (17)
JAS 39 (Gripen) (9)
Wind Turbines (2)
Saab Clubs (32)