FlybaurLAX From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 637 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (4 years 7 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4950 times:
Just read this on yahoo. I hope all goes well for the crew and families. It's too bad that it's the 2nd crash in 2 months at EDW. I guess it's kinda going back to the dawn of the jet age back in the 50s when crashes were common. I hope this isn't a trend to follow, though. Best of luck to them.
It seems this would shape to be a proxy battle between Boeing and Lockheed Martin - with the former having signed a marketing agreement for the M-346; and the latter being the main partner in the T-50's development. The question is if the troubled co-production on the JCA between Boeing and Alenia, and Lockheed's hold on KAI for local and export variants, would adversely affect the two trainers' prospects in the USN and USAF.