Boeing assembly of Air Force T-X in St. Louis to support 1,800 jobs
If the Air Force chooses Boeing to help train pilots for generations to come, T-X will be the newest project for a community that has produced some of the most acclaimed military aircraft of the past seven decades.
The jobs projection includes direct and indirect positions expected to be supported by the T-X work.
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. ■