Saab has received an order from Boeing for the production of advanced training aircraft aft fuselage systems. The order is worth $71.2 million.
The advanced training aircraft fuselage systems will be produced in Saab’s new facility in West Lafayette, Indiana, and first deliveries to Boeing are planned for 2023.
“This is an important milestone and underscores that we are delivering on our commitments to our customers and the state of Indiana. This order will allow Saab to continue ramping up production and hiring in West Lafayette. We couldn’t be more excited about this new chapter, and the future of our growing aerospace operations in Indiana,” said Erik Smith, President and CEO of Saab in the U.S.
Saab opened the West Lafayette facility in October 2021. The purpose-built factory represents a major step in both Saab’s global expansion strategy and growth and investment in the U.S.
The company announced the $37 million plant in May 2019.