Boeing T-X

Future generations of U.S. Air Force pilots will train using this all-new advanced pilot training system.

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T-X pilot in flight

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Boeing is proud to serve the U.S. Air Force by providing its new advanced pilot training system.

Boeing offered the only all-new system purpose-built for the U.S. Air Force training mission – with aircraft, ground based training and support designed together from the start. Proven in manufacturing and flight test, our new, flexible design meets all requirements and can evolve as technologies, missions and training needs change.

We've also taken advantage of the latest technologies, tools and manufacturing techniques. Thanks to top suppliers including Saab, Triumph Group, General Electric, Collins Aerospace and L3 Technologies, Boeing T-X will be more than 90% made in America and support more than 17,000 U.S. jobs in 34 states.

Boeing T-X: the right choice for training generations of future fighter and bomber pilots for decades to come.


Feature Stories

It’s Official: Boeing Wins T-X!

It’s Official: Boeing Wins T-X!

September 27, 2018 in Defense

The U.S. Air Force has selected the Boeing T-X advanced pilot training system which features an all-new aircraft designed, developed and flight-tested by Boeing and Saab.

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Boeing T-X is Ready for Training

Boeing T-X is Ready for Training

August 6, 2018 in Defense

Boeing submits Final Proposal Revision to U.S. Air Force ahead of T-X award. Meet the people who helped make it possible.

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T-X soars over St. Louis

T-X soars over St. Louis

July 13, 2018 in Defense

Watch Boeing T-X make its air show debut at Fair St. Louis from our cockpit camera.

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Real as it Gets Training

Real as it Gets Training

November 29, 2017 in Defense, Technology

Boeing T-X ground-based training systems offer enhanced flight simulation training to help pilots seamlessly transition to the aircraft.

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Designed with Maintainers in Mind

Designed with Maintainers in Mind

November 16, 2017 in Defense

The T-X Advanced Pilot Training System’s smart design features easier access to panels, engine and seats.

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Second T-X Takes Flight

Second T-X Takes Flight

April 25, 2017 in Defense

Boeing and partner SAAB completed the first flight of the second production-ready T-X aircraft, which is identical to the first and designed specifically for the U.S. Air Force advanced pilot training requirement.

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Boeing T-X Takes Off

Boeing T-X Takes Off

December 21, 2016 in Defense

The first of two production-ready aircraft built for the U.S. Air Force's advanced pilot training competition, took to the skies over St. Louis-Lambert International Airport for a successful first flight.

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Boeing T-X Sees the Light

Boeing T-X Sees the Light

September 13, 2016 in Defense

Boeing reveals their all-new advanced pilot training system designed specifically for the U.S. Air Force training mission. It includes trainer aircraft, ground-based training and support.

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T-X Timeline

Sept. 27 2018 Boeing Wins U.S. Air Force T-X Pilot Training Program Contract
Sept. 18 2017 Saab Offers U.S. Based Production Capability for T-X Trainer Aircraft
June 26, 2017 Boeing submits flight test data for T-X proposal – two days ahead of schedule
May 15, 2017 Boeing selects St. Louis for T-X final assembly and checkout
April 27, 2017 Both Boeing T-X aircraft take to the skies, together in flight
April 24, 2017 Second Boeing T-X makes first flight
April 20, 2017 Second Boeing T-X aircraft taxis
March 28, 2017 Boeing submits U.S. Air Force Advanced Pilot Training System proposal—two days ahead of schedule
March 24, 2017 Boeing T-X completes four flights in one day—demonstrating maturity of design
March 2, 2017 Tweet: Second Boeing T-X aircraft completes production
Jan. 23, 2017 Boeing T-X achieves multiple days of three flights a day
Dec. 21, 2016 Boeing T-X completes second flight
Dec. 20, 2016 Boeing T-X completes first flight, validates design for Air Force requirements
Dec. 15, 2016 Boeing T-X taxis
Sept. 13, 2016 Boeing reveals two production-ready aircraft, the cornerstone of the complete Boeing T-X advanced pilot training system
Dec. 6, 2013 Boeing and Saab sign a joint development agreement to compete for T-X with an all-new, purpose-built design


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