Austria has emerged as a potential customer for Leonardo’s M-346 advanced jet trainer (AJT). The aircraft has been selected by the Austrian air force as a replacement for its 12-strong fleet of 50-year-old Saab 105s, although the procurement has yet to be approved by the government or the Austrian parliament, defense officials told Aerospace DAILY. The purchase is part of a plan to modernize the air force and reduce the costs of training by bringing it all in country; currently ...

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