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Saab begins work on T-7A production

22nd January 2020 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Saab has commenced assembly production of its section of the T-7A advanced trainer aircraft being built by a Boeing-led team for the US Air Force.

Saab is responsible for the development and production of the aft fuselage section for the advanced trainer, with seven aft units being produced in Linköping, Sweden for final assembly at Boeing’s US facility in St Louis, Missouri. Future production will move to Saab’s new US site in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Jonas Hjelm, head of Saab business area Aeronautics, said: ‘In little over a year since we signed the EMD contract, we are starting production of our part of the T-7A jet.

‘This achievement is possible due to the great collaboration between Saab and Boeing, and it is an honour to be part of this programme for the US Air Force.’

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