Early aircraft production

The year is 1929 and work is in full swing in a workshop (later acquired by Saab) just outside Linköping in Sweden. Aircraft production has been under way for eleven years. Some aircraft are constructed and designed from scratch, while others are produced under license.

Here, a S 6 Fokker wing is being completed based on drawings from Fokker. The S 6 was a two-seater aircraft for reconnaissance missions. The aircraft carpenter covers a wooden body with textiles and veneer, after which the wing is spray painted.

Today Saab’s technology, with development of composite constructions and new production methods, is contributing to lighter, more energy-efficient aircraft with lower wind resistance, thereby reducing energy consumption.Read more about Saab’s environmental and energy reducing work.