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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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Leonardo's DRS Subsidiary to Build T-100 Trainer Production Facility in Alabama

Leonardo's U.S.-based subsidiary DRS plans to establish a Tuskegee, Alabama-based facility to manufacture its proposed aircraft for the U.S. Air Force's T-X trainer jet program. The Leonardo DRS-led industry team will set up its final assembly and manufacturing facility for its proposed T-100 Integrated Training System at Moton Field Municipal Airport in Tuskegee …

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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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Orbital ATK to Continue Iraq Caravan Aircraft Logistics Support Under Potential $118M Contract

Orbital ATK has been awarded a potential $118 million contract to continue its logistics support for missionized Cessna 208 aircraft flown by the Iraqi air force to perform security missions. The company said Tuesday it will also provide maintenance and support training, produce spare parts, repair components, update publications for Iraq’s Armed Caravan program. The contract has …

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Patria Taps Esterline to Update Cockpit Avionics Platform on Finland Air Force's Hawk Aircraft

Finland-based aerospace company Patria has awarded an Esterline subsidiary a contract to update the cockpit avionics platform onboard the Finnish air force's fleet of BAE Systems-built Hawk trainer aircraft. Esterline CMC Electronics will integrate its Cockpit 4000 glass-based avionics suite with seven Hawk Mk51 planes under the contract, Esterline said Monday. …

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Leonardo-Finmeccanica Unveils Dual Role Version of M-346 Trainer Aircraft

Leonardo-Finmeccanica has introduced a dual role model of the M-346 trainer, developed by the Italian conglomerate’s subsidiary Alenia Aermacchi, and expects the new aircraft to enter service in 2018, Defense News reported Sunday. Tom Kington writes the M-346FT trainer is designed to shift between pilot training application and combat operations. The aircraft incorporates a new tactical …

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