Saab enters the e-business arena with new Internet Portal

Saab Aircraft has officially entered the e-business arena with the
introduction of the new "eSpace" Internet Portal.

Available for use by all Saab Aircraft customers from October 1st,
eSpace brings several traditional support services on line and
immediately available to the customer. Among other services, the new
portal features comprehensive logistics support functionality allowing
customers to order and track spares orders and/or component repair
status online. With built in connections to on-line electronic manual
services, operators have the capability to access relevant parts
catalogues and place parts orders directly using a convenient shopping
cart service.

"Fast response time is an important factor in airline operations", says
Michael Andersson, Director of Sales and Marketing for Saab Aircraft.
"With Saab's new eSpace, the lead time from the requirement for a spare
part through ordering, processing and tracking through to receipt of the
replacement part is considerably shortened by making all those actions
directly accessible from a single point. This increased efficiency
directly benefits the operator."

Saab's extensive line of technical and operational manuals is also
available in eSpace. As the electronic manual service always provides
the latest revision status, time consuming manual revisions are a thing
of the past.

Flexibility for the user is also built in. Access to the customer
restricted pages is password protected with the customer themselves
determining which services they wish to access within the portal as well
as individual accesses and order confirmation authority within their

eSpace is one of several on-going developments in support of Saab
Aircraft's long term commitment to operators of the Saab 340 and Saab
2000 and the company's continuous effort to refine and grow its services

Saab Aircraft AB, with offices in Linköping Sweden and Sterling,
Virginia in the U.S. supports and maintains the combined Saab 340 and
Saab 2000 fleet of over 500 aircraft in service with operators around
the world. Saab Aircraft AB is part of the Saab Aviation Services
Business Unit of Saab AB.

Saab is one of the world's leading high-technology companies, with its
main operations focusing on defence, aviation and space. The group
covers a broad spectrum of competence and capability in systems

For further information, please contact:
Mr. Michael Andersson
Director, Sales and Marketing, Saab Aircraft AB Phone: +46 13 182616

Mr. John Belanger
Public Relations and Communications, Saab Aircraft AB Phone +46 13 183101

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