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Paris Air Show: BTX focus on USAF competition

12th June 2017 - 13:00 GMT | by Damian Kemp in Mesa

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Boeing believes there is a potential market of 2,000 aircraft for its Boeing T-X (BTX) trainer despite this the company remains focussed on its bidding for the US Air Force (USAF) T-X jet trainer replacement 350-aircraft programme.

The BTX is peculiar for Boeing and many companies in that, like commercial programmes but unlike military programmes, the development funding is being provided by Boeing and its partner Saab. The two companies partnered in 2013 and the aircraft flew in early 2016.

Unusually, there will be no ‘fly-off’ with the main competition of the T-50 from Lockheed Martin/Korean Aerospace Industries and the

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Damian Kemp has worked in the defence media for 25 years covering military aircraft, defence …

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