Going Slowly

Sorry for the slow posting rate, but I’ve got three big deadlines this week.

The first was my tax preparation – done this morning.

The second was my submission for the Insurance Ombudsman, complete with a finding from prior case law (thanks M!). I’m quoting judges, baby!!! Six pages of cold hard facts – yeah!

The third is my application for media credentials so that I can actually get in to the Detroit Auto Show. It’d be a pity to travel all that way just to hang out in front of the Cobo Center.

So tonight I’ve been putting together artwork for a business card using the old TS logo. I have to send a business card with the application and I never had one before now. I’m not sure whether to go with the UrSaab logo or the Viggen logo.

Anyway, there’ll more posting later. In the meantime, enjoy this photo. Kroum gave me the heads up on it. I recall seeing it at the tail end of a Saab promotional film from way back.

If only the family still hung out together like that, eh?

Saab Scania

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  1. Best of wishes on all 3 accounts.

    I do LOVE Scania trucks. I got a Scania badge for my 9-5 LOL.

    Would love to fly on the Saab 2000 as well, before they got all retired from the service…

  2. They did untill all airlines where “scamed” into bying regional jets. Turboprop planes are more energy efficient and makes less nois than jetplanes on shorter distances. But i gues Boing and Airbus had larger marketing budgets and power than all the small manufacturer of turboprop planes.

    Its pitty that in this time of environmental issues that SAAB does not make or have an market for this planes.

  3. To bad Saab couldn´t hould out a bid longer with there Saab 2000 because just a couple of years after they stopped the production the demand grew. As usual timing crucial Saab missed it with a couple of years and therefore they dont have cilian aircrafts today.

  4. And Saab made an airliner in the late 1950s called the Scandia.

    It was a smaller sort of Swedish DC-3. Very strong, very reliable and intruigingly, sold well in South America!

    Swedes and some euro airlines used it. The Scanida soldiered in in South America until the 1970s!

  5. The regional subsidiary of American Airlines called American Eagle are still using Saab 340B turboprop planes for short-haul flights. According to wikipedia they have 28 Saab 340Bs in the fleet but are returning them to Saab Leasing and taking 30 to 35 new Saabs to add to the fleet in 2008.

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