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Singapore Airshow 2020: Boeing believes T-7 trainer will have Asian appeal

13th February 2020 - 03:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Singapore

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Buoyed by its selection by the USAF as its next-generation T-X trainer aircraft, Boeing was promoting its twin-seat T-7 as ‘highly relevant’ for Asia-Pacific air forces.

Thomas Breckenridge, VP of international sales at Boeing Strike, Surveillance and Mobility, stated that Boeing and its partner Saab are targeting sales of 2,600 aircraft globally, including 351 aircraft and 46 simulators under the T-X programme.

However, Boeing did not have any timeline for achieving that level of sales, nor would the company elaborate on which Asia-Pacific countries could be considered potential customers.

Referring to the suitability of the T-7 to the Asia-Pacific market, …

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