|Manufacturer||Boeing / Saab Group|
|First flight||20 December 2016|
The Boeing T-X is an American/Swedish advanced pilot training aircraft being developed by Boeing Defense, Space & Security in partnership with Saab Group as an entry in the United States Air Force Advanced Pilot Training System (T-X) program to replace the Northrop T-38 Talon.
Design and development[edit | edit source]
The Boeing T-X is a single-engined advanced jet-trainer with a twin tail, tandem seating, and a retractable tricycle landing gear. The aircraft is powered by a General Electric F404 afterburning turbofan engine. The twin-tails provide better stability and control and the aircraft is capable of in-flight refueling using the boom and receptacle (or called the flying boom system).
The Boeing T-X with related ground based training and support is being developed and offered by Boeing with its Swedish aerospace group partner, Saab for the U.S. Air Force T-X program to replace the Northrop T-38 Talon for pilot training. Boeing and Saab signed a partnership agreement for the USAF T-X competition on 6 December 2013.
Specifications[edit | edit source]
- Crew: 2
- Powerplant: 1 × General Electric F404 Afterburning turbofan, 11,000 lbf (49 kN) thrust dry, 17,700 lbf (79 kN) with afterburner
References[edit | edit source]
- Stephen Trimble (24 April 2017). "Boeing/Saab fly second T-X test aircraft". FlightGlobal.com. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/boeingsaab-fly-second-t-x-test-aircraft-436496/. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
- "Boeing T-X Advanced Pilot Training system". http://saabgroup.com/globalassets/corporate/news--press/boeing-t-x-backgrounder-sept-2016.pdf.
- Clark, Colin. "Boeing Takes T-X Lead As Northrop Joins Raytheon & Drops Out Of T-X". Breaking Defense. http://breakingdefense.com/2017/02/boeing-takes-t-x-lead-as-northrop-joins-raytheon-drops-out-of-t-x/.
- "News Releases/Statements". http://boeing.mediaroom.com/Boeing-and-Saab-Sign-Joint-Development-Agreement-on-T-X-Family-of-Systems-Training-Competition.
- "Boeing: Boeing T-X Sees the Light". http://www.boeing.com/features/2016/09/tx-rollout-09-16.page.
- "Boeing and Saab complete first T-X flight". Flight Global
- Niles, Russ (20 December 2016). "Boeing/Saab T-X First Flight". AVweb. http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/BoeingSaab-T-X-First-Flight-228240-1.html. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
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