Down To The Wire: A New TX Contender

Aviation Week is reporting a potential new contender in the T-X competition- Sierra Nevada’s Freedom Trainer. It’s an interesting concept- a lightweight trainer powered by two commercial grade engines. The project is in partnership with Turkish Aerospace¬†Industries.

It’s an interesting approach. The aircraft appears to focus on low cost and low fuel consumption, which may be a plus for it. Of course, the obstacle that will have to be cleared is the performance measures outlined in the initial drafts of the T-X RFP.

Photo is from the Aviation Week article. I highly recommend Aviation Week if you are interested in keeping up with the latest aviation developments. You can subscribe here.



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