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Old 9th August 2010, 22:33   #1
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Talking SAAB 95 sport wagon ASFT

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today afternoon when i was going home i saw a truck loaded with a station wagon.
i was like "hay this dosent looks like indigo marina or Chevrolet Forester , a saab".
so i stopped & took out my sony & just clicked following pic's. (it was not easy to click pics with camera in one hand & other for support my weight )

SAAB 95 sport wagon ASFT-1.jpg

SAAB 95 sport wagon ASFT-2.jpg

SAAB 95 sport wagon ASFT-3.jpg

SAAB 95 sport wagon ASFT-4.jpg

SAAB 95 sport wagon ASFT-5.jpg

SAAB 95 sport wagon ASFT-6.jpg

SAAB 95 sport wagon ASFT-7.jpg

SAAB 95 sport wagon ASFT-8.jpg

SAAB 95 sport wagon ASFT-9.jpg

i googled for it just before creating this thread & i came to know about following .
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Airport Surface Friction Tester (ASFT) is a high-tech company that has been working with different surface friction measuring instruments since 1991. ASFT products are fully approved by FAA, ICAO, and UK CAA CAP683 for unrestricted operation on aerodromes.
ASFT is a world-leading manufacturer of different continuous friction measuring equipment (CFME) which was approached by Saab Automobile and General Motors (GM) to manufacture and market the original Saab surface friction tester (SFT). This was a challenge that ASFT took on with great success.
Today the ASFT Saab SFT (the original SFT) is a well-proven CFME that is known around the world for being user friendly and reliable when it is needed the most. It has been equipped with the latest ASFT Mk IV rear-axle and computer system. These systems have been developed with the utmost care, using feedback given from more than 250 users around the world.
ASFT

here are some googled images for saab.

SAAB 95 sport wagon ASFT-10.jpg

SAAB 95 sport wagon ASFT-11.jpg

@ mods: searched for saab, airport but couldn't find any thread so created this one. do what ever needs to be done.
EDIT: sorry over looked this thread http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/commercial-vehicles-india/78996-pics-cvs-firetrucks-f350-ambulance-etc-being-imported-into-india.html

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I am not sure but may be Auto India or some other magazine covered an article of Ahemdabad Airport Authority getting SAAB for some reason (I think for Runway quality purpose) some 7 -8 years back. But this one looks pretty new.
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actually its not Saab 95 but Saab 9-5.

Other cars does this duty too.
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rare find that one. I think we must have a thread on all the equipment used at airports.
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A hatch version AFTS was featured in autocar a long time ago. I think it is an old SAAB 9000
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Oh yes, this was featured. It was used by the AAI to test the smoothness and flatness of the runway. It has a retractable 5th wheel too.
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W A R N I N G

Their website (ASFT - Airport Surface Friction Tester AB) has a trojan in an image file, says Avast!

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Their website (ASFT - Airport Surface Friction Tester AB) has a trojan in an image file, says Avast!
well no threat warning from my nod32 (updated daily).
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Oh yes, this was featured. It was used by the AAI to test the smoothness and flatness of the runway. It has a retractable 5th wheel too.
yes attaching some pic's from ASFT website.
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I am not sure but may be Auto India or some other magazine covered an article of Ahemdabad Airport Authority getting SAAB for some reason (I think for Runway quality purpose) some 7 -8 years back. But this one looks pretty new.
the truck had GJ 06 xx xxxx reg. no.
the car is old gen Saab & i don't think these equipments are used roughly , so it can be 3~4 year old one.(they are maintained very well)
a new gen one (with roof rails)Name:  sarsys2.jpg
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actually its not Saab 95 but Saab 9-5.
Other cars does this duty too.
thanks for correction.
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rare find that one. I think we must have a thread on all the equipment used at airports.
we already have thread for imported CV's. but we can have a separate thread for airport equipment & vehicles. mod's can decide better.
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A hatch version AFTS was featured in autocar a long time ago. I think it is an old SAAB 9000
yes there are various forms of RUNWAY PAVEMENT TESTING MACHINE.
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SAAB 95 sport wagon ASFT-asft2-95_asft.jpg  


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