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Triumph loads up first assembly for T-7A
Thursday, 29 October 2020
Triumph in Red Oak, Texas, have marked the beginning of an assembly process that could see it produce in excess of 2,000 ship sets of wings and empennage for the T-7A military trainer aircraft.

Triumph Aerospace Structures Red Oak has celebrated a significant T-7A Program milestone – the first part was loaded in an assembly jig.

"Solid end-to-end collaboration with our customer, Boeing Defense, Space & Security and global supply chain partners was instrumental to achieve this milestone on time with the Integrated Master Schedule," the cxompany says. "Looking ahead, we're laser focused on delivering the first unit in early 2021. This sets the stage for a strong multidecade program that is expected to mature into a dominant anchor program for Red Oak that could produce in excess of 2,000 ship sets of wings and empennage for the T-7A aircraft."

Lee Anderson, T-7A Value Stream manager is delightred with the milestone: "Startup programs are always challenging; however, when a program launch is influenced by a global pandemic, it's a clear reflection of our team's determination and dedication to work with our stakeholders and achieve this milestone. Overseeing this first part load gives me a great sense of pride and appreciation of the efforts of the entire T-7A team."

"It was exciting to share in this event with the T-7A team and witness their enthusiasm in seeing parts load into the jig. This is a unique milestone that many employees have worked tirelessly around the clock to achieve and now it becomes tangible as the shop springs to life," adds Dale Cooper, general manager.

Contact details from our directory:
Triumph Aerospace Structures - Red Oak Empennages, Final Assembly, Fuselage Sections, Nacelles, Thrust Reversers, Wings
Boeing Defense, Space & Security Airframer
Related aircraft programs:
Boeing T-7A Red Hawk
Related directory sectors:
Airframe Assemblies