Boeing, Saab Continue Progress On T-7A Trainer Aircraft Written 26 November 2019


Boeing T-X trainers | Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs/Wikipedia

ExecutiveBiz reports that The Boeing Company “and Saab are reaching developmental milestones on schedule for the T-7A Red Hawk trainer towards the aircraft’s planned production start in late 2020, Aviation Today reported Friday.” Paul Niewald, chief engineer for the T-7A program at Boeing, said that the two single-engine T-7A test units have completed around 140 test flights to demonstrate compliance with requirements. He also “noted that the program’s aircraft portion finished preliminary and critical design reviews in September.” The companies are jointly working to “develop and manufacture T-X or T-7A trainer aircraft under a $9.2B contract with the U.S. Air Force awarded September last year.”