25 Sep 2017

Triumph Group picked as major supplier for Boeing’s T-X Air Force training jet

Boeing has chosen Triumph Group as a major supplier for its T-X Air Force training jet.

Subject to the US Air Force awarding the contract to Boeing, Triumph’s Aerospace Structures based in Texas, will supply the wing, vertical tail and horizontal tail structures, with opportunities for additional work, generating 950 direct and indirect jobs.

Boeing T-X is a training system designed specifically for the Air Force training mission. It will replace the service’s fleet of aging T-38 aircraft. The initial acquisition, for 350 aircraft and the associated ground based training and support, is valued at up to $16 billion. Initial operating capability is planned for 2024. The contract award is expected by the end of the year.

Boeing says the first two new, purpose-built T-X aircraft highlights the design’s low-risk, performance and repeatability in manufacturing.

Karl Jeppesen, vice president of Supplier Management for Boeing Defense, Space & Security said: “ “Boeing T-X is a new, flexible design that meets the requirements of the US Air Force.

“Triumph Group is a long-standing supplier to Boeing, teaming with us on iconic programs such as V-22 Osprey and C-17 Globemaster III. It takes partnerships like this to win and position us for a bold, bright future, and we are proud to welcome Triumph as a major supplier and member of this team.”

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