Boeing Puts T-7A Red Hawk into Vigorous Testing

Boeing-Saab T-7A Advanced Fighter Jet Trainer and Light Combat Aircraft

Boeing has progressed flight trials of the T-7A Red Hawk jet trainer out of its St Louis facility in Missouri, with an in-flight engine restart announced by the company on 27 February.

Boeing Restarted T-7A Engine at 20000 ft for safety test

The test of the single-engined aircraft that the company has developed with Saab saw the General Electric F404 powerplant shutdown for 48 seconds at 20,000 ft, before being restarted. As noted by Boeing, this is a critical safety feature in the event that a pilot has to shut the engine down in an emergency and power it back-up again.

”The test was the latest success for a programme that’s meeting all its critical development milestones,” Boeing said in a statement, adding that more than 160 developmental test flights have been flown to date.

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