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T-7A is an advanced trainer system. Saab and boeing has together designed, developed and produced the aircraft: T-7A Red Hawk for the U.S. Air Force.


T-7A is a Boeing-Saab cooperation, that has lasted the latest decade. The two companies have together designed, developed and built a new Advanced Pilot Training system called T-7A.

Key features

New Advanced Pilot Training system
Stadium seating

T-7A, the most modern Advanced Pilot Training System

T-7A is designed in accordance with U.S. Airforce military future fighter and bomber pilot training requirements. The specific T-7A is the dedicated variant for U.S. Airforce. The T-7A aircraft represents a courageous undertaking in innovation design and is developed in a way that will transform the paradigm of rising cost and long development lead time for military aircraft. Boeing and Saab have proven that through relentless focus in both production and maintenance, T-7A has broken the cost curve without sacrificing time, safety or performance.

Today's and future fighter systems will demand modern training aircraft and ground based training tools that are of technical and tactical equivalent level.
T-7A is designed with maintenance in mind to reduce cost and complexity. Integrated logistic support, both onboard and offboard, as well as high reliability and availability will minimize lifecycle cost of the entire T-7A system.

The trainer has a single engine, twin fin and a stadium seating that gives both the instructor pilot as well as the student pilot an excellent view from cockpit. T-7A is equipped with modern avionics, advanced display systems and embedded training.

T-7A Red Hawk is an advanced trainer aircraft that is designed, developed and produced by Boeing and Saab.
Stadium seating allows good visibility for both the student and instructor.
T-7A  Red Hawk is designed, developed and produced by Boeing and Saab to the U-S Air Force.
U.S. Air Force has ordered 350 T-7A Red Hawk aircraft.

Milestones within T-X and T-7A Red Hawk

Apr. 15, 2021

Saab delivers it first EMD static aft airframe section to be used for ground testing during the EMD-phase

Dec. 6, 2020

Saab moves the first production unit from the assembly into final installation

Jan. 10, 2020

Saab started assembly production of its section of the T-7A aircraft

Oct. 24, 2019

T-7A Awarded Aviation Week’s “Game Changer Award”

Sep. 16, 2019

U.S. Air Force announces the official service name of the aircraft as the T-7A Red Hawk

Oct. 18, 2018

Saab Receives Order from Boeing for the Advanced Pilot Training Aircraft T-X

Sep. 27, 2018

U.S. Air Force Selects Saab and Boeing T-X Trainer

Sep. 18, 2017

Saab Offers U.S. Based Production Capability for T-X Trainer Aircraft

Apr. 27, 2017

Both T-X aircraft take to the skies, together in flight

Apr. 24, 2017

Second T-X Aircraft Takes Flight

Dec. 20, 2016

T-X Completes First Flight

Sep. 13, 2016

Boeing and Saab Reveals First Two PRJ Aircraft for U.S Air Force T-X Competition

Dec. 5, 2013

Boeing and Saab Sign Joint Development Agreement on T-X Family of Systems Training Competition

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Did you know?

It took 3 years from a white paper to first flight.

  • U.S. Air Force will train more than 1000 fighter and bomber pilots per year in T-7A.
  • T-7A is planned to be in operation in U.S. Air Force 2024.
  • Around 350 T-7A Red Hawk aircraft will be delivered to U.S. Air Force.

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