Saab has received an award from Boeing to produce T-7A aft fuselage systems. The order value for Saab is US$101.7 million (approximately SEK 1 billion) and the order was booked in the fourth quarter 2023.
The T-7A aft fuselage systems will be produced at Saab’s advanced manufacturing facility in West Lafayette, Indiana, U.S.A.
“What we are building is the most modern and forward-looking advanced pilot training system on the market and I am confident that this is a programme that will deliver aircraft for many years to come. This order ensures the ramp-up of serial production to meet both current and future customers’ increased needs,” said Lars Tossman, head of Saab’s Aeronautics business area.
The order from Boeing comes after the first two T-7A Red Hawks successfully arrived at U.S. Air Force bases for developmental flight tests. The first T-7A went to Edwards Air Force Base and the second went to Eglin Air Force Base.