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Boeing T-X is an all-new advanced pilot training system designed specifically for the U.S. Air Force training mission. It includes trainer aircraft, ground based training and support – designed together from the ground up.

The aircraft – the cornerstone of the complete training system – has one engine, twin tails, stadium seating and an advanced cockpit with embedded training. Boeing T-X is a production aircraft; it is not a prototype. We’ve already built two and we’re ready to build more! The system also includes state-of-the-art ground-based training and a maintenance-friendly design for long-term supportability.

Boeing is breaking the norm by investing our own resources to give the Air Force a brand new, flexible design that meets all requirements and can evolve as technologies, missions and training needs change. We’ve also taken advantage of the latest technologies, tools and manufacturing techniques – making Boeing T-X more affordable and flexible than older, existing aircraft.

Boeing T-X is real, ready and the right choice for training future pilots for generations to come.

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Feature Stories

Designed with Maintainers in Mind

Designed with Maintainers in Mind

November 16, 2017 in Defense

The T-X Advanced Pilot Training System’s smart design features easier access to panels, engine and seats.

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Second T-X Takes Flight

Second T-X Takes Flight

April 25, 2017 in Defense

Boeing and partner SAAB completed the first flight of the second production-ready T-X aircraft, which is identical to the first and designed specifically for the U.S. Air Force advanced pilot training requirement.

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Boeing T-X Takes Off

Boeing T-X Takes Off

December 21, 2016 in Defense

The first of two production-ready aircraft built for the U.S. Air Force's advanced pilot training competition, took to the skies over St. Louis-Lambert International Airport for a successful first flight.

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Boeing T-X Sees the Light

Boeing T-X Sees the Light

September 13, 2016 in Defense

Boeing reveals their all-new advanced pilot training system designed specifically for the U.S. Air Force training mission. It includes trainer aircraft, ground-based training and support.

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T-X Timeline

Sept 18 2017 Saab Offers U.S. Based Production Capability for T-X Trainer Aircraft
June 26, 2017 Boeing submits flight test data for T-X proposal – two days ahead of schedule
May 15, 2017 Boeing selects St. Louis for T-X final assembly and checkout
April 24, 2017 Second Boeing T-X makes first flight
April 20, 2017 Second Boeing T-X aircraft taxis
March 28, 2017 Boeing submits U.S. Air Force Advanced Pilot Training System proposal—two days ahead of schedule
March 24, 2017 Boeing T-X completes four flights in one day—demonstrating maturity of design
March 2, 2017 Tweet: Second Boeing T-X aircraft completes production
Jan. 23, 2017 Boeing T-X achieves multiple days of three flights a day
Dec. 21, 2016 Boeing T-X completes second flight
Dec. 20, 2016 Boeing T-X completes first flight, validates design for Air Force requirements
Dec. 15, 2016 Boeing T-X taxis
Sept. 13, 2016 Boeing reveals two production-ready aircraft, the cornerstone of the complete Boeing T-X advanced pilot training system
Dec. 6, 2013 Boeing and Saab sign a joint development agreement to compete for T-X with an all-new, purpose-built design

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