Day: May 18, 2021

First Boeing-Saab T-7A Red Hawk Joined in Record Time

(16 May 2021)
In a historic moment, the front fuselage of the
first Boeing-Saab T-7A Red Hawk advanced trainer was
joined perfectly with its aft section in less than 30 minutes, a
testament to the digital heritage of the U.S. Air Force’s first “eSeries”
aircraft and witness to the benefits of model-based engineering
and 3D design.

The digital splice was completed in 95% less time
than traditional splices and with substantial quality

“This moment marks a key stage in the evolution of
the T-7A Red Hawk,” said Chuck Dabundo, vice president and program
manager of Boeing T-7 programs. “Employing

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