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Sierra Nevada-Turkish Aerospace Industries Team to Offer Trainer Aircraft for Air Force T-X Program

Sierra Nevada Corp. and Turkish Aerospace Industries have developed a trainer aircraft in order to compete for the U.S. Air Force’s T-X program that seeks to replace the T-38 jet, Quwa reported Monday. Bilal Khan writes SNC and TAI established a Colorado-based subsidiary, Freedom Aircraft Ventures, to offer the Freedom Trainer aircraft. The Freedom Trainer …

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Boeing, Saab Test-Fly 2nd Joint T-X Model Aircraft

A team comprised of Boeing and Saab has flown a second production-ready aircraft that both companies built for the U.S. Air Force‘s T-X trainer competition. Boeing said Monday its T-X aircraft model completed a one-hour flight test that demonstrated  the key features and performance of the platform. The Boeing-Saab alliance completed the first flight of an initial trainer offering for the Air Force in December. “This aircraft was …

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Report: Gen. David Goldfein Attributes Shakeout in T-X Competition to Air Force Procurement Strategy

Gen. David Goldfein, chief of staff at the U.S. Air Force, has said that he expected a shakeout in the military service’s $16 billion T-X trainer competition launched in late 2016 given the branch’s strategy to procure a new jet fighter training system, National Defense Magazine reported Tuesday. According to the story by Yasmin Tadjdeh, Goldfein told …

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Raytheon Eyes T-100 Production Facility in Mississippi for Air Force Trainer Jet Program; Rick Yuse Comments

Raytheon plans to set up a facility in Meridian, Mississippi, to produce a training aircraft should the U.S. Air Force select the company’s bid for the Advanced Pilot Training program. Raytheon said Monday it has teamed up with Leonardo-Finmeccanica, CAE‘s U.S. arm and Honeywell’s aerospace business to propose the T-100 Integrated …

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Defense News: Raytheon, Leonardo-Finmeccanica Execs Talk Air Force Trainer Jet Partnership Details

Officials from Raytheon and Leonardo-Finmeccanica held a meeting on Oct. 14 after the companies faced issues on who should lead their joint effort to pursue the U.S. Air Force‘s T-X trainer aircraft program, Defense News reported Friday. Tom Kington and Valerie Insinna wrote Raytheon and Leonardo-Finmeccanica have revisited plans to offer the latter company’s T-100 jet trainers …

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Boeing, Saab to Use 2 Production Units of T-X Trainer Aircraft in Air Force Demo

Boeing and Saab are set to demonstrate the performance and maintainability of their entry to the U.S. Air Force‘s T-X trainer aircraft program using the first two production units. The Boeing T-X features one engine, twin tails, stadium seating and a cockpit designed to provide ground-based training, Boeing said Tuesday. The company added …

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