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The Roots of Saab AB.
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NOHAB Flygmotorfabriker (≈ NOHAB Airplane Engine Factories) NOHAB F.
After years-long study of Swedish factories NOHAB F. was awarded state
monopoly in 1930 to deliver 165 airplane engines before 1943.
NOHAB F. obtained order same year to produce 40 Bristol Aeroplane Co.
engines. Bristol Aeroplanes had licensed NOHAB F. to produce their engines.
NOHAB F. developed all Jet Engines for Swedish Jet Fighters since the late
1940s to present time. The engines are based on further developed commercial
jet engines most equipped with after-burner giving higher traction force and
higher speeds, Base engines supplied by- de Havilland, Rolls-Royce, Pratt&
Whitney, and General Electric. Name change 1941 to Svenska Flygmotor AB
when AB Volvo became majority owner, wholly owned by Volvo from 1970 and
named Volvo Flygmotor AB. Name changed again in 1994 to Volvo Aero
GKN PLC (GKN Aerospace) bought Volvo Aero AB in October 2012.