Safran Electrical & Power and Saab signed an agreement to supply the Auxiliary Power System for the Boeing T-X military training aircraft – developed jointly by Boeing and Saab – for the US Air Force.
The Auxiliary Power System is the system used to provide electrical and hydraulic power to the aircraft during start-up on ground and emergency in flight. It consists of a complete system that provides levels of redundancy to power the electrical and hydraulic systems.
This system will be manufactured at Safran's factory in Pitstone, Great Britain, and then delivered to Saab.
Boeing T-X is the military training aircraft intended for use by future U.S Air Force pilots. It is set to replace the T-38 Talon, which has been in service since 1961.