Boeing and Saab’s BTX-1 trainer prototype, which wears the civil registration N381TX, flew for the first time when it took off from Lambert-St Louis International Airport, Missouri, on its maiden flight on December 20. Boeing


THE USAF FORMALLY launched its hotly anticipated T-X trainer competition on December 30, when it released the final request for proposals for the Advanced Pilot Training (APT) requirement. The new trainer will ultimately replace the service’s fleet of T-38C Talons that are used by the specialized undergraduate pilot training (SUPT) phases.


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