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Boeing unveils first T-7A Red Hawk advanced trainer jet

Posted on 30 Apr 2022 and read 581 times
Boeing unveils first T-7A Red Hawk advanced trainer jetBoeing has unveiled the first T-7A Red Hawk advanced trainer jet to be delivered to the US Air Force — one of 351 on order.

The fully digitally designed aircraft was built and tested using advanced manufacturing, agile software development and digital engineering technology, significantly reducing the time from design to first flight. The aircraft also features open architecture software, providing growth and flexibility to meet future mission needs.

Ted Colbert, Boeing Defense, Space and Security president and CEO, said: “We are excited and honoured to deliver this digitally advanced, next-generation trainer to the US Air Force. This aircraft is a tangible example of how Boeing, its suppliers and partners are leading the digital engineering revolution. T-7A will prepare pilots for future missions for decades to come.”

The T-7A Red Hawk incorporates a red-tailed livery in honour of the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II. These airmen made up the first African American aviation unit to serve in the US military.

General Charles Brown Junior, chief of staff of the US Air Force, said: “The Tuskegee Airmen are one of the most celebrated units in our Air Force history, and the T-7A honors the bravery and skill of these trailblazers. Like the Airmen they were named and painted to pay homage to the T-7A Red Hawks break down the barriers of flight.

“These digitally-engineered aircraft will make it possible for a diverse cross section of future fighter and bomber pilots to be trained, and provide an advanced training system and capabilities that will meet the demands of today’s and tomorrow’s national security environment.”

The aircraft will remain in St Louis where it will undergo ground and flight tests before being delivered to the US Air Force. The T-7A programme resides at Boeing’s St Louis facility with the aft section of the trainer being built by Saab in Linkoping, Sweden. Saab will soon start producing that section at its new production facility in West Lafayette, Indiana.