How Boeing’s T-X and NMA are connected

By Bjorn Fehrm

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Introduction

October 1, 2018, © Leeham News.: Boeing and its partner SAAB Thursday won a $9.2bn U.S. Air Force T-X Pilot Training contract. It was a win for its Defense, Space & Security division, yet it will have major implications for Boeing’s Commercial Airplane (BCA) division and the NMA.

The NMA will change the way Boeing develops, produces and supports airliners. The T-X is the pilot for this change.

Loose concept of the Boeing NMA. Source: The Air Current.

Summary:
  • The focus of Boeing for the NMA is faster and lower cost development, cheaper production and an extended support offering.
  • The Military T-X program pilots the work practices needed to make this possible.

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