Advanced Pilot Training (T-X) Program

On September 27, 2018, the United States Air Force (USAF) awarded The Boeing Company a contract, worth up to $9.2 billion, to procure 351 Advanced Pilot Training (APT T-X) aircraft and 46 Ground-Based Training Systems (GBTS) to replace the existing fleet of T-38C jet trainers. The Air Force had originally valued the contract at roughly $19.7 billion. Information on the value of other competitors’ bids was not available.

The FY2019 Administration budget request included $265.465 million for the T-X. According to the USAF, the T-38C trainer fleet is old, costly, and outdated…