Boeing and partner Saab have completed the first flight of their 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. 

The T-X aircraft has one engine, twin tails, stadium seating, and an advanced cockpit with embedded training.

Boeing and Saab revealed their design in September 2016 and flew the first aircraft last December.

T-X will replace the U.S. Air Force’s aging T-38 Talon training aircraft. Initial operating capability is planned for 2024.

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