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Saab has delivered an aft airframe section to Boeing that the latter will use for the development of trainer aircraft under a potential 16-year, $9.2 billion contract from the U.S. Air Force. The company is in partnership with Boeing to provide the service branch with up to 475 T-X trainer aircraft and 120 ground-based training […] More

A Boeing and Saab partnership completed the first digital splice of the forward and aft sections of a new trainer aircraft the two companies are building for the U.S. Air Force. Saab assembled the T-7A Red Hawk's aft fuselage in Sweden and delivered the hardware to a Boeing facility in St. Louis, where aircraft mechanics completed the joining process in less than 30 minutes, the Chicago-based aerospace and defense company said Thursday.


Saab has finished building a new site in West Lafayette, Indiana, that will accommodate aft fuselage production work for the T-7A Red Hawk jet trainer the company is developing with Boeing. The Boeing-Saab team designed the Red Hawk trainer platform for the U.S. Air Force and won a $9.2 billion contract in September 2018 to manufacture the aircraft as replacement to the service’s fleet of T-38 trainers.


Saab flew a Gripen multirole fighter jet that includes a 3D-printed replacement hatch during a March 19 trial. The company said Tuesday it replicated the original hatch using a PA2200 nylon polymer and a 3D printer as part of efforts to understand how the process could accelerate the process for maintenance personnel to fix aircraft parts that were damaged while operating in remote missions.

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