Fairchild Republic T-46A Note: This aircraft is currently in storage. The T-46 was a light jet trainer aircraft of the 1980s. It was the winner of the U.S. Air Force's competition to build a trainer to replace the Cessna T-37 and featured a side by side configuration, a twin tail, ejection seats, pressurization and two turbofan engines. The T-46 first flew on Oct. 15, 1985, but was cancelled a little more than a year later. Click here to return to the Featured Accessions index. Find Out More Related Fact Sheets Cessna T-37B Tweet Note: The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the National Museum of the USAF, the U.S. Air Force, or the Department of Defense, of the external website, or the information, products or services contained therein.