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Boeing T-X jet trainer aircraft set to return to the air

16th May 2019 - 13:00 GMT | by Damian Kemp in St Louis


Boeing’s T-X jet trainer aircraft will return to test flights ‘imminently’ following changes as part of the engineering and manufacturing development phase, according to T-X advanced pilot training program senior director, Ted Torgerson.

The two aircraft stopped flying in December 2018 for minor modifications to aircraft systems as part of a contract under the USAF Advanced Pilot Training (APT) programme to eventually supply 350 aircraft up to 2034 with the potential for eventually 475 aircraft. No structural changes were made to the aircraft. First delivery is expected in 2023 with initial operating capability in 2024 but the company believes it …

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