Boeing Licensee

Maney Aircraft Inc.’s licensee relationship with Boeing dates back to 1969 when Rockwell International’s North American Aviation Division (now part of Boeing Aircraft) needed a qualified company to take over responsibility for supporting the F-86 Sabre. The F-100 Super Sabre and T-28 Trojan licenses soon followed. These aircrafts are now out of active military service but our partnership with Boeing continues with licenses for full support of the B-1B Lancer, the OV-10 Bronco and the T-2 Buckeye.

F-86 Sabre

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The F-86 Sabre (commonly called the Sabrejet) was the first aircraft in the U.S. inventory that utilized the swept-wing design, providing the jet the ability to fly at much higher speeds by delaying the onset of shock waves that plagued straight-winged aircraft. The Sabre saw extensive action during the Korean conflict, where it scored consistent victories over Russian-built MiG fighters with a 10-to-1 win ratio. Over 6,000 Sabres were produced with U.S. production ending in December of 1956. Maney Aircraft, Inc. is proud and honored to have supported such an important aircraft in U.S. aviation history.

F-100 Super Sabre

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Following the success of the F-86 Sabre, North American Aviation began development for a higher performance version. The successor, the F-100 Super Sabre, was larger, faster, and more powerful than its predecessor and gave the U.S. a supersonic Air Force. The versatile fighter bettered the speed of sound on its first flight and has since, set numerous records for speed, endurance, range and maintenance. Over 2,000 Super Sabres were produced, with the last retiring from active service in the 1980s. Maney Aircraft, Inc. supported the Super Sabres as long as there was a requirement, including their extensive use as target drones.

T-28 Trojan

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The T-28 Trojan was the major trainer for both the U. S. Air Force and the U. S. Navy during the 1950′s and 1960′s. Many were converted to the AT-28D configuration and used extensively by several countries. South Vietnam, Thailand, and Laos all operated fleets of AT-28D aircraft during the Vietnam conflict. The Philippines used them as their primary attack aircraft until replaced by the OV-10A Bronco in the early 1990s. Over 2,000 Trojans were built, many of which are still operated by civilian flying enthusiasts today.