Airbus introduces the concept of future training and light combat aircraft. The design, dubbed the Airbus Future Jet Trainer (AFJT), was presented with the introduction of the company's Spanish team.
“The AFJT is a program designed by and for Spain, which is positioned as the operational, industrial and technological development solution that would allow the country to continue with its position as a leading player in the aerospace and defence sector,” the statement said.
The concept of the new aircraft is described as a single-engine transonic jet training aircraft.
The AFJT, which will also be used to training personnel to be deployed on platforms developed under the Future Combat Air System (FCAS), launched under the German and French leadership.
AFJT is estimated to have a financial return of about €36m to Spain.