USA (bbabo.net), - Boeing airlines is postponing the transfer of the next new generation trainer T-7A Red Hawk to the US Air Force due to problems with component parts. This was stated by program manager Evelyn Moore to the American weekly Defense News.
She noted that due to problems with components, the fourth aircraft will be transferred to the US Air Force later, at the end of this month, and the fifth in March or April. Moore said Boeing plans to begin production at a low rate in mid-2024, several months later than planned, the weekly reported.
According to the contract, the fourth and fifth aircraft were to be delivered to the US Air Force in December 2023 and January 2024, respectively. Boeing has delivered three of its five planned aircraft in 2023. The US Air Force plans to purchase 351 units of the T-7A aircraft by 2034, which will replace the T-38 aircraft, which will allow it to train pilots of the American fifth-generation F-35 fighter jets.