Boeing T-X first flight
On the 20th of December 2016 Boeing and its partner Saab completed the first flight of their all-new T-X aircraft. The first of two production-ready, Boeing T-X, designed specifically for the US Air Force’s training requirements, completed its first flight in St. Louis (USA).
The single-engine trainer with twin tails and stadium seating was piloted by lead T-X test pilot Steve Schmidt. He said: “The cockpit is intuitive, spacious and adjustable, so everything is within easy reach.”
Dan Draeger, Boeing’s chief pilot for Air Force programs who was in the back seat, commented: “It was a smooth flight and I had a great all-around view from the instructor’s seat, which is critical during training.”
The second aircraft, T2, is currently in ground testing and expected to fly in early 2017.