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.
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