T-100 Aircraft Trainer for T-X Program

LEONARDO-DRS BIDS TO BUILD AIRCRAFT

Tuskegee, AL Could Land Aircraft Plant if Global Aerospace Firm Wins T-100 Contract with U.S. Air Force

By WLTZ-TV

30 March 2017 -- Macon County, AL (WSFA) – Leonardo-DRS has submitted a bid in the U.S. Air Force competition to assemble T100 aircraft at Tuskegee, Alabama’s Moton Airfield.

More on this T-100 Announcement

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley announced the bid on Thursday. 

He said if the global aerospace and defense firm wins, the advanced assembly center would create 750 high-wage, full-time jobs over a 10-year ramp-up period. 

The project would begin in 2019 and the total investment in the T-100 project’s buildings, infrastructure and equipment could reach $250 million. 

Leonardo’s twin-engine T-100 is used to train pilots around the world to fly next-generation fighter aircraft. 

The winner will be announced sometime between September 30th and December 30th.